Farshid Mesghali was born in Isfahan, in July, 1943. Studying painting at Tehran University, he began his professional career as a graphic designer and illustrator in 1964. After his graduation, he joined the Institute for the Intellectual Development for Children and Young Adults in Tehran, in 1968. During years 1970-1978 he made many of his […]
About Nahid Kazemi, the illustrator of Alive Again: According to Nahid, starting her job as an illustrator was from her childhood .She made books with her own hands and painted them. At that time she had the dream of making cheerful and colorful books instead of boring school books. When she grew up, continued doing […]
Our English editor Pippa Goodhart is the author of over eighty children’s books, including prize-winning picture book You Choose, and the Winnie the Witch storybooks which she writes under the pen name of Laura Owen. For more information: www.pippagoodhart.co.uk She trained as a teacher, and worked for many years in bookselling before becoming and mother […]
The great poet Rumi (Molavi) is known by the Iranians as an Iranian and by the Turks as a Turk, each having their own reasons. Iranians say he was born in Iran and wrote all of his works in Persian. Turks say that his tomb is in Turkey and his descendants and heirs live in […]
Ali Seidabadi, our Persian editor for the 2015 collection, is traveling to the Uk in August attending Edinburgh International Book Festival. We are planning an event for him in London as well. It will be announced as soon as it is fixed.
Very pleased to announce that Anahita Teymourian, the author and illustrator of A Bird Like Himself and The Clever Mouse is traveling to the UK to attend Edinburgh International Book Festival in August. She will have several workshops for children and those interested. We are planning a workshop in London as well, which will be announced […]
Parviz Kalantari (The illustrator of Tahmineh’s Beautiful Bird): We live with the rest of the humankind on the small planet of earth under the blue sky. Throughout history we have always been trading cultures. We have given something to the world and gotten something back in return. I am not ashamed to learn from the […]
Samad Behrangi began a new era in the literature of children and young adults. He was a creator, an originator. He gave independence, dignity, and identity to the children’s literature of Iran. In his opinion, writing for children was a social objective. Before Samad Behrangi, the children’s and young adults literature of Iran did not […]
Happy birthday Ahmadreza Ahmadi. Tiny Owl has published When I Coloured in the World and Alive Again from his collection. Ahmadreza Ahmadi is a prominent Iranian poet, and his storytelling style reflects that. In 2010 he was short-listed for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
The young successful Iranian illustrator Marjan Vafaian has illustrated The Parrot and the Merchant (2015). Marjan Vafaian has about 15 years of work experience, but her first illustrated book was published no earlier than 10 years ago. However, even before her works were published in books, they were included in various exhibitions and she was […]