Hushang Moradi Kermani Wins IIDCYA Nomination For Astrid Lindgren Award

Bestselling Iranian author Hushang Moradi Kermani has been nominated for the 2019 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award by Iran’s Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) The institute has also selected its mobile library program that promotes reading in remote regions and villages as a nomination for the award, which is presented by Swedish government to promote children’s and youths’ literature in the world, the IIDCYA announced on Saturday. Moradi Kermani and the mobile library program were nominated for the award several times over the past few years. Moradi Kermani, whose works also appeal to adults, is the author of numerous bestsellers such as “You’re No Stranger Here”, “The Water Urn” and “A Sweet Jam”. Iran’s nominations for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award are selected every year by the IIDCYA, the Iranian Association of Writers for Children and Youth, and the Children’s Book Council of Iran. Earlier last week, the association nominated writer Jamshid Khanian and children’s literature expert Ali-Asghar Seyyedabadi for the award. Photo: Writer Hushang Moradi Kermani poses beside his picture signed by a number of officials and artists during his 72nd birthday celebration at the Imam Ali (AS) Religious Arts Museum on September 10, 2016. (Honaronline/Mojtaba Arabzadeh)

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