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Hushang Moradi Kermani on shortlist for 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award
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Iranian author Hushang Moradi Kermani in an undated photo
Iranian author Hushang Moradi Kermani in an undated photo
TEHRAN – Hushang Moradi Kermani, the eminent writer of books primarily for children and teenagers, is among the six writer-finalists nominated for the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award.
 
The Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury announced the 2014 shortlist including six authors and six illustrators on March 17, organizers have announced on their website.
 
Other short-listed authors are Ted van Lieshout from the Netherlands, Mirjam Pressler from Germany, Nahoko Uehashi from Japan, Renate Welsh from Austria and Jacqueline Woodson from the U.S.
 
The winners will be announced at the IBBY Press Conference at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair on March 24, 2014.
 
“Sweet Jam”, “Like the Full Moon”, “The Reservoir” and “Cushion” are among Moradi Kermani’s credits. Most of these works have been translated into English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Arabic, Armenian, Turkish and several other languages.
 
Several Iranian movies and TV-series have been based on his works. Kiumars Purahmad directed the TV series “The Stories of Majid” and Dariush Mehrjuii made “Mom’s Guest” -- both based on his novels of the same name.
 
The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) in Switzerland presents the Hans Christian Andersen Awards biennially to a living author and illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children’s literature.
 
The prize is named after the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. Winners receive a gold medal from the hand of the Queen of Denmark Margrethe II, who is the patron of the Andersen Awards.
 
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