The latest news and views about books and the culture of reading
Renowned Iranian literary critic, translator, poet and writer Mohammad-Ali Eslami Nodooshan has passed away at the age of 97.
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.
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.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has unveiled a book titled “Zarif and Big Files” published by an Iraqi publisher in the Arabic language.
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.
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.
Iranian people annually mark September 17, the demise anniversary of renowned contemporary Iranian poet Shahriar, as the National Day of Persian Poetry and Literature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the most popular cafés in the Iranian capital, Tehran, is a book café which dates back 100 years.
An Iranian educational official has dismissed the controversy over the omission of certain texts about the crimes committed by the Russian Empire from the Iranian school-books, denying reports about deliberate distortion of the history.
Masoudieh Palace is an edifice and Persian Garden built during the Qajar era in the historical Square of Baharestan, downtown Tehran.
An Iranian cleric has gained reputation for running cultural activities in remote rural areas of Western Iran, promoting book-reading among children.
A young Iranian lady has come up with the idea of converting a minibus into a book shop, but she is not old enough yet to drive her “mobile” bookstore.
A book about an Iranian mother who was the administrator of a social media channel supporting the ISIS terrorists would be unveiled by an Iranian publisher in the coming days.
Select scientific works of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought have been unveiled in Tehran by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Mansour Khani, a driver who works for a ride-hailing app in Tehran these days, has grabbed the headlines for his creative way of amusing the passengers.
The UN’s World Tourism Organisation has approved and published a book on several narratives on Iran tourism which include four stories of the industry influencers.
With an analytical and policy-oriented approach, the recently published book "Iran’s Regional Policy in Time", authored by Dr. Kayhan Barzegar, focuses on the aims and principles of Iran’s national and security interests, explaining how and why Iran’s regional policy has been consistent in the course of the time.