Farhad Hassanzadeh, Nominated For 2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
The Children Book Council in Iran represented the author, Farhad Hassanzadeh, the illustrator, Farshid Shafiei, the organization, Read with Me and the promoter of reading, the Institute for Research on the History of Children Literature as the candidates for 2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA).
The award has been founded since 2002 in the name of Astrid Lindgren who is one the most important authors from Sweden, to promote interest in children and young adult literature around the world. It is the largest international children and young adult literature award in the world and the second literary award after Hans Christian Anderson Award. The award is presented to authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and reading promoters and it may be presented to a single laureate or to several, regardless of language or nationality. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is presented to people and organizations working in Astrid Lindgren’s tradition safeguarding democratic values. Farhad Hassanzadeh is also the candidate for 2020 Hand Christian Anderson Award.