The German Litprom Institute granted its LiBeratur Literary Award 2017 to the novel ‘Tarlan’ written by the Iranian author Fariba Vafi which was first published in Iran in 2001. According to the correspondent, translated by Jutta Himmelreich into German in 2015 and released by Sujet Publications, ‘Tarlan’ became available to the German readers. For her novel ‘Tarlan’, Vafi was already nominated as the best author of 2017 by Litprom Institute in Frankfurt.
‘Tarlan’ is the story of a girl from Tabriz who decides to work as police due to her political views. She comes to Tehran with her friend Ra`na and enters the military school there. Fariba Vafi was born in 1962 in Tabriz. Her first collection of stories was published titled ‘In Depth of the Stage’ in 1996 by Cheshmeh Publication, and her second collection titled ‘Even When We Laugh’ was published by Markaz Publications. 16 years following the publication of her book, a German institute praised it as the best author of 2017 in that country. Liptrom is a non-governmental cooperation that works in collaboration with Frankfurt Book Fair and receives financial support from the German Government. It chooses the best works published in Asia, Africa, and Latin America each year to be translated into German and introduces them to German-speaking audiences to make them acquainted with those works. She has already won prestigious literary awards in Iran and her stories have been translated into different languages ncluding English, Swedish, Arabic, Turkish and Japanese, and were published.