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Franz Hohler honored at Tehran meeting
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Franz Hohler delivers a speech during a ceremony the Persian literary monthly Bokhara held in Tehran on May 3 to commemorate the Swiss author and poet.
Franz Hohler delivers a speech during a ceremony the Persian literary monthly Bokhara held in Tehran on May 3 to commemorate the Swiss author and poet.
TEHRAN -- The Persian literary monthly Bokhara paid tribute to Swiss author Franz Hohler during a ceremony in Tehran at the Mahmud Afshar Foundation on Saturday evening.
 
Hohler, who has been invited to the 27th Tehran International Book Fair, also attend the ceremony.
 
The managing director of the Bokhara magazine Ali Dehbashi delivered a short speech on Hohler and his works at the ceremony.
 
Afterward, Hohler talked about his career as an author and poet.
 
He also read some of his short satirical short stories, which were previously translated into Persian by Ali Abdollahi. 
 
Hohler is the author of a one-man show and satirical programs for television and radio. He has written theatrical plays, children’s books, stories and novels. In 2002 he received the Kassel Literary Prize for Grotesque Humor.
 
One of his most famous works is the “Totemügerli”, a Swiss-German story based upon a fantasy creature. His collection of witty short stories Der Stein (2011) features border-crossing between the realistic and the fantastic. It is humorous and thought-provoking.
 
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