Hushang Moradi Kermani honored at University of Cambridge 

December 2, 2017

TEHRAN -- Celebrated Iranian children’s author Hushang Moradi Kermani was honored for his lifetime achievements at the University of Cambridge, England on Friday.

The Iranian ambassador to London, Hamid Baeidinejad, presented him a plaque of honor on the sidelines of the two-day International Conference of the Research Initiative on Teaching Persian Language and Literature, which opened at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies on Friday.

He received the honor for his 50 years of constant activity in writing and his great role in the promotion of Persian language and literature.

Moradi Kermani, whose works also appeal to adults, has been nominated for the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, a prestigious Swedish honor to promote children’s and youths’ literature in the world.

“The Water Urn”, “A Sweet Jam” and “Believe It or Not” are among the 73-year old writer’s credits. Most of his works have been translated into English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Arabic, Armenian, Turkish and several other languages.

Photo: Writer Hushang Moradi Kermani poses beside his picture at his 72nd birthday celebration at the Imam Ali (AS) Religious Arts Museum on September 10, 2016. (Tehran Picture Agency/Ahmad Aghasian) 

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