Books

With its rich literary tradition, including luminaries such as Rumi, Omar Khayyam, Hafez and Ferdowsi, the written and spoken word remains an endless source of inspiration and discovery in today’s Iran.

Roshan Vaziri

Iranian translator Roshan Vaziri has died at 81

Roshan Vaziri, an Iranian translator of Polish literary works, has lost her battle against a brain tumor.
Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad

Perils of holy ignorance

Prominent Shiite thinker Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad expounds on his book on the so-called holy ignorance.
manuscripts

Some 2 million Iranian manuscripts are in poor conditions abroad

The National Library chief says his organization needs money to buy back the Iranian manuscripts which are kept in poor conditions in other countries.
Ali Jannati

Mending manuscripts is a precious act: Culture Min.

“Experts in this field are great artists, who can receive orders for mending works from foreign countries as well,” Jannati added.
Diet 5-2

A critical look at the 5:2 diet

A thin, fat or even a fit individual should consume all food groups on a daily basis based on their body needs to maintain their health and get the required energy.
Orhan-Pamuk

Pamuk’s first novel to be rendered into Persian

Alireza Seifuddini, an Iranian translator, is to render ‘Mr. Cevdet and His Sons’, a novel written by Turkish recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature Orhan Pamuk.
Ahmad Masjed Jamei - Mahmoud Dowlatabadi

A different day in Tehran on a bookstore crawl

The former chairman of Tehran City Council calls on people to go to different bookstores in a bid to promote book reading.
Mahmoud Dolat Abadi

Iran’s Mahmoud Dowlatabadi wins French prestigious award

Veteran Iranian writer, Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, is awarded the Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
iranian mobile book library

Two libraries, mobile and immobile, pursue one goal: book reading

Different plans in northeastern Iran to promote the culture of book reading in remote areas with little access to libraries.
Farideh Khalatbari

Iranian book among IYL’s top works

‘The Coach’ written by Iranian writer Farideh Khalatbari and illustrated by Zila Hodaei was picked as one of the top books on the list of the International Youth Library (IYL).

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