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Iranian Illustrator Juxtaposes Omar Khayyam & Fyodor Dostoevsky in Painting

An Iranian illustrator has put on display a painting featuring Iranian poet and philosopher Omar Khayyam and prominent Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky as a medium to show the cultural interaction of Iran and Russia.

Iran Displays 1,200 Book Titles at Baghdad Book Fair

The secretary of Iran’s Coordination and Support Committee for Foreign Book Fairs says the country displayed nearly 1,200 book titles in Baghdad International Book Fair 2021, which was held in the Iraqi capital last month.

Iran’s FM Unveils Book Titled ‘Zarif and Big Files’ in Iraq

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has unveiled a book titled “Zarif and Big Files” published by an Iraqi publisher in the Arabic language.

Soleimani’s Autobiography Unveiled with Ayatollah Khamenei’s Autograph

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has signed an autobiography written by Iran’s martyred senior anti-terror commander, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.

Iranian Villager Nominated for Prestigious Children’s Literature Award

Abdolhakim Bahar whose voluntary activities to promote book reading have won him a reputation, lives in a remote village in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan.

Iran Marks National Day of Persian Poetry, Literature

Iranian people annually mark September 17, the demise anniversary of renowned contemporary Iranian poet Shahriar, as the National Day of Persian Poetry and Literature.

Prominent Iranian Literary Translator Najaf Daryabandari Dies at 91

Acclaimed Iranian author and translator Najaf Daryabandari, who had translated many of the world’s outstanding literary works into Persian, has died at the age of 91.

‘Cultural Development Can Turn Corona Threat into Opportunity’

An Iranian cultural official says the development of cultural and artistic exchanges and fostering of humanitarian values can turn the threat of coronavirus pandemic into an opportunity.

Storytelling Helps Children Overcome Fear of Coronavirus

An official with Iran’s Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults has advised the parents to read stories to their children as an effective way to dispel their fears of the novel coronavirus pandemic and build their hopes up for the bright days.

COVID-19 Inflicts Huge Losses on Iran’s Culture, Art, Media Sectors

The coronavirus outbreak has inflicted over Rls. 9.76 trillion ($65 million) in losses on Iran’s culture, art and media sectors, a top official says.