Khanian and Golduzian nominated for 2024 Hans Christian Andersen Prize

TEHRAN – The Iranian Children’s Book Council has announced author Jamshid Khanian and illustrator Alireza Golduzian as nominees for the 2024 Hans Christian Andersen Prize.

Golduzian received the nomination for his personal and diverse opinions in each of his works, and his talent for illustrating and designing a wide variety of forms, places and characters inspired by Iranian and world illustration arts.

He won a silver prize at the 9th edition of the Flying Turtle Awards for his illustrations of a Persian translation of “Think of Others” by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish by Hossein Mottaqi.

Khanian is a researcher and playwright. Among his credits are “Half a Day in the Interrogation Room” and “Compass.” He is also the author of several short stories, including “Money” and “Where Is My Joseph”, which have been translated into English, Russian and Polish.

Khanian was nominated for the 2022 Hans Christian Andersen Prize. He was also nominated for the IBBY Long List by the Children’s Book Council of Iran and then shortlisted for the honor along with 60 other nominees from 32 countries, according to a published press release. by IBBY last Wednesday.

Rahimizadeh and Khanian have previously been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, a prestigious Swedish honor aimed at promoting literature for children and young people around the world.

The Hans Christian Andersen Prize, nicknamed the Nobel Prize for Children’s Literature, is the highest international honor awarded every two years to creators of children’s books by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) in Basel, Switzerland. Swiss.

The awards recognize lifetime achievement and are given to an author and illustrator whose comprehensive works have made a significant and lasting contribution to children’s literature.

Each winner receives the Hans Christian Andersen Medaille, a gold medal with Andersen’s bust. Medals are awarded at the biennial IBBY Congress.

French author Marie-Aude Murail and South Korean illustrator Suzy Lee have won the 2022 Hans Christian Andersen Prize.

Photo: An illustration by Alireza Golduzian.


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