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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 we could not launch her newest book, Bijan & Manije with her being present in the UK  as scheduled before.…

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Meeting Hoda Haddadi

by Delaram Ghanimifard During the summer trip to Iran, I met Hoda Haddadi 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 a display table with all sorts of tiny cars and toys. She was moving houses though, and our next meeting…

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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 (5-12 year olds). Anahita is the author/illustrator of our two titles: A Bird Like Himself and The Clever Mouse. Anahita…

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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 Ed Book Festival. Here Buy Bijan & Manije here. Buy The Parrot and the Merchant here. Below you will find…

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