IBNA- Managing Director of Tehran Municipality’s Organization for Investment and Public Participation said that Shahr-e Aftab (Sun City) Complex in the south of Tehran has all the standards and capacities for holding a book fair.
IBNA- Expressing grief over the death of Harper Lee, Persian translator of ‘Go Set a Watchman’ Vida Eslamieh said that she escaped slogans and wrote her true feelings which immortalized her in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’.
IBNA- The play ‘Pablo Picasso, the Man Who Painted Hell’ by Arnie Greenberg , translated by the eminent Iranian translator Goli Emami into Persian, was released.
IBNA- The Persian translator of ‘The rise of Modern Japan’, who was honored at the 33rd Iran’s Book of the Year Award said that this book makes a comparison between the Iranian and Japanese constitutional revolutions.
IBNA- Deputy director of the Book City Cultural Institute Ali Asghar Mohammad-Khani, pointed to the significance of honoring the late Persian language scholar Abolhassan Najafi announcing that a literature award will be held in his name.
IBNA- Director of the Cultural Institute of International Specialization ‘Negaresh-e Ida’, Mustafa Iran-Manesh who is an international researcher of Scandinavian universities, announced the future publication of five books on herbal medicines.
IBNA- The celebrated Iranian poet and writer Javad Mojabi believes that the late literary scholar Abolhassan Najafi was a true cultural figure who refined Persian language and gave it a special depth and beauty.
IBNA- Deputy Culture Minister Seyyed Abbas Salehi attended Farhang-e Mo`aser bookstore Thursday and talked about the measures taken by this ministry regarding the proliferation and publishing of unauthorized books.
IBNA- A collection of articles introduced at the First Congress of Iran and Iraq Common Legacy held last May, will be released in 30 new volumes by the Society of Islamic Cultural Resources.
IBNA- Iranian writer and literary critic Shahram Eqbalzadeh believes that literature is a key element for uniting all ethnic Iranians and teaching literature to children in their mother tongue creates more solidarity among the nation.
IBNA- Iranian literature professor and poet, Mir Jalal al-Din Kazzazi said that what is reflected on Yalda Night (winter solstice) in Persian literature has an aesthetic function.
IBNA- Researcher and professor of Persian classic literature Ahmad Abu-Mahboub said that there are very few Iranian writers who are inspired by ‘A Thousand and One Nights’ stories.
IBNA- Mar Narsai Benjamin, Bishop of the Assyrian Church of the East, said that Some Assyrians do not speak Assyrian language, and Muslim writers can compile books in the framework of Assyrian teachings.
IBNA- The Conference on Contemporary Iranian Art and Globalization’ is to be held in March at the 8th Fajr International Visual Arts Festival.
IBNA- Executive producer of the educational books in the Central Committee of Arba`een in Iran, announced the supply of 600,000 books for the pilgrims and missionaries of Arba`een.
IBNA- ‘Architecture and Art Studies: History and Views’ by Mehrdad Qayoumi Bid-Hendi by Rozaneh Publications. The book includes articles by experts, Golrou Najib Oghlou, Arthur Pope, Mahdi Golchin Arefi, Negar Sabouri, Mahdi Sahra-Gard and others.
IBNA- Speaking on the advantages of holding the 1st Iran EBooks’ Fair, Deputy Culture Minister Seyyed Abbas Salehi said that this event provided an opportunity to realize supplementary sources which help readership in the country.
IBNA- Prominent Iranian writer Mahmoud Dowlatabadi says that digital publishing is not helpful for the books; on the contrary the publication of books in websites has trammeled the rights of the writers and publishers.
IBNA- CEO of Iran’s Book House Institute Majid Gholami Jaliseh described the most important programs which are held for the first time in the Twenty- third Edition of the Book Week.
IBNA- Head of the Iranian Department of Environment Ma’soumeh Ebtekar said that Special media such as IBNA are carrying out a very important task and have a great responsibility to promote reading and so do a valuable work.”