The second edition of the Little Prince Literary Award has wrapped up and Saleh Rostami was chosen as the best writer for penning “How can a cockroach be loved”.
IBNA: A total of 250 works were submitted to the second edition of the Little Prince Literary Award of which 25 were chosen for the 2nd phase. Finally three winners and three praiseworthy books were chosen, award secretary Maryam Sistani said.
15 year-old Saleh Rostami was chosen as the best writer for his “How can a cockroach be loved” while Ghazal Mohammadi and Ala Rezaei was chosen respectively.
Ahmad Akbarpur, Abuzar Qasemian, Marzieh Jokar and Fatemeh Forutan were the jury members of the contest.
“The Little Prince”, first published in 1943, is a novella, and the most famous work of the French writer and poet Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The novella is both the most read and most translated book in the French language, and was voted the best book of the 20th century in France.
Cheragh-e Motale’eh, an Iranian literary foundation, established the award to honor Persian storywriters under 15 in commemoration of “The Little Prince” author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.