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Ahmadreza Ahmadi

A visit to the poet of hope and peace, Ahmadreza Ahmadi

On a cold day around Christmas, we visited Ahmadreza Ahmadi, eminent Iranian poet and writer, at his flat in Tehran. His apartment is located on the beautiful hills of northern Tehran. Its walls are covered with stunning paintings, crafts and, of course, shelves full of books. Food for his cats, which is placed next to […]

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Marjan Vafaian, illustrator of Bijan & Manije and The Parrot and the Merchant

Meeting Marjan Vafaian in Tehran

Marjan lives in Kish Island, in the south of Iran. When we arrived in Iran, she had gone to Dubai to apply for a visit visa to the UK, to attend the Edinburgh International Book Festival. As you may know, despite all the documents and the EIBF invitation, her visa got refused. Unfortunately this meant […]

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Meeting Hoda Hadadi

Meeting Hoda Hadadi

by Delaram Ghanimifard During the summer trip to Iran, I met Hoda Hadadi to discuss the progress of the new book she is illustrating for Tiny Owl. I first met her at her home. There in addition to some of her artworks on the wall, she had one wall covered with a doll collection, and […]

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Personal Album, Anahita Taymourian

Visiting Anahita Teymorian

by Delaram Ghanimifard Have you ever wondered what is it like to be an illustrator in Iran? Travelling to Tehran this summer, I met some of Tiny Owl’s fantastic illustrators. Here I thought of sharing the experience with you. My first visit was to Anahita Teymorian’s studio in Tehran. She works there and teaches children […]

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Marjan Vafaian’s Edinburgh events are cancelled!

We were informed yesterday that unfortunately, Marjan Vafaian’s visa was refused and she cannot attend Edinburgh Book Festival in August. She was travelling from Iran and had all the requested documents to get the visa. We are especially saddened that children will miss her workshops and unique artworks in Edinburgh and London in late August. […]

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The camel caravan in the Parrot and the Merchant

A gallery of Marjan Vafaian’s beautiful illustrations

Edinburgh International Book Festival is the place, and two of Tiny Owl’s most talented author/illustrators, Nahid Kazemi and Marjan Vafaian (Vafaeian) are attending. If you are in Edinburgh on 27th and 28th of August, get your tickets and don’t miss out! See this blog post to find out about the subjects and their schedules at the […]

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