Novels from Western literature published in Persian 

March 18, 2019

TEHRAN – American author John Steinbeck’s “The Wayward Bus” and Swedish journalist Jonas Jonasson’s novel “The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man” have recently been published in Persian.

Translated by Saeid Imani, “The Wayward Bus” is about a few people stuck at a bus station for a night due to some mechanical trouble with their bus, in post-World War II America. 

The Persian version of the 1947 book has been published by Negah Publications in Tehran.

Jonasson’s 2018 comic novel is a sequel to his 2009 novel “The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared”. 

The book follows the story of Allan Karlsson and his friend Julius Johnsson, who are spending a luxurious life at a hotel in Bali, Indonesia, using the money they got from the previous book.

Translated by Zahra Bakhtiari, the book has been published by Chatrang Publications in Iran. 

Photo: Front covers of the Persian versions of John Steinbeck’s “The Wayward Bus” (L) and journalist Jonas Jonasson’s “The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man”.

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