Three Iranian cultural figures have been added to the Honor List of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Author Farhad Hassanzadeh, translator Farzad Farbod and illustrator Nazanin Abbasi, received honorary diplomas during the 36th IBBY International Congress in Athens, Greece on Friday. The honorary diplomas were presented by the Hans
Christian Andersen jury president Patricia Aldana, the organizers have announced on IBBY website. Hassanzadeh received the honor for his book “Call Me Ziba” while Farbod was honored for translating British author Neil Gaiman’s “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” into Persian.
Abbasi won the honor for illustrations she created for“Watch out! The Danger of an Attack by Mice and Others” written by Ali Shojaei. The 2018 IBBY World Congress took place in Athens
from August 30 to September 1 on the theme of “East Meets West”. Several hundred people attended the lectures, panel discussions, seminars and workshops held on the sidelines of the congress. Photo: Iranian translator Farzad Farbod (L) and author Farhad Hassanzadeh hold their honorary diplomas during the 36th IBBY International Congress in Athens, Greece, August 31, 2018.