Iran’s Association of Islamic Revolution Publishers’ Seyyed Ali Andarzgu Literary Awards seeks to keep history in line with state policy

The Seyyed Ali Andarzgu Literary Awards were launched this week by Iran’s Association of Islamic Revolution Publishers, with the objective to honour books about the 1979 Iranian Revolution that overthrew the Shah and instated an Islamic Republic. Named after Seyyed Ali Andarzgu, a revolutionary who was killed by the SAVAK intelligence services in 1978 the Read More …

As the Tehran International Book Fair goes head to head with at least 8 other major global book events later this month, let’s not forget the writers and readers of Iran

Starting April 24 and running through until May 4, the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair has China as guest of honour this year, and as usual the event promises to be spectacular, with around 2 million visitors piling in. Last year’s incarnation brought in sales worth the USD equivalent of $38 million, but despite this Read More …