Wednesday, May 23, 2012

IBBY Finalists, from Press TV, excerpt with thanks

2012 IBBY Honor List includes three Iranian books

May 23, 2012

Three Iranian books have been included in different categories of the 2012 Honor List of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY).

The Children’s Book Council of Iran introduced three works to appear in fiction, illustration and translation categories of this year’s list.

Jamshid Khanian’s Seventh Floor West is Iran’s representative in the fiction category while Alireza Goldouzian is the country’s honored artist for doing the illustrations of Why Did the Wise Bear End Up Like This? written by Ali-Asghar Seyyedabadi.

Nasrin Vakili was also introduced for translating David Almond’s Heaven Eyes into Persian.

The Honor List is a biennial selection of outstanding, recently published books, honoring writers, illustrators and translators from IBBY member countries.

The most important criteria in selecting the Honor List titles is considering books that are representative of the best in children's literature from each country and are suitable for publication throughout the world.

The new Honor List 2012 will be announced at the IBBY Congress in London on August 25, 2012.

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