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Iranian translator wins Prize for Arab Creation
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TEHRAN – The Iranian translator Maryam Heidari has won the Prize for Arab Creation in Baghdad.

A number of literati were also honored with prizes during a ceremony held in the Iraqi capital on February 22.

Heidari was selected for translation of Mahmoud Darwish’s poem collection “The Butterfly’s Burden” into Persian.

The book was published in winter 2011 by Cheshmeh, a major Iranian publisher of literary books.

Fifteen cultural figures in various fields of literature were awarded during the event.

Iraqi poet Yas Al Saeidi, dramatist Ibrahim Elhossainy from Egypt as well as the Egyptian poet and author Safaa Elbialy were among the winners.

Baghdad was selected as the Capital of Arab Culture for 2013. The initiative was taken by the Arab League as part of the UNESCO Cultural Capitals Program.

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