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Berlin literary festival invites Iran female writer
Female Iranian author Farideh Khalatbari
Female Iranian author Farideh Khalatbari
Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:19AM
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Female Iranian author Farideh Khalatbari has been invited to the children section of the 2012 Berlin International Literature Festival, with her three selected books.


Khalatbari’s three linear creations Wolves and Men, Wrong Bus and Penitence have been selected to be presented at the reading programs of the festival.

Farideh Khalatbari, who is the director of Shabaviz Publications as well, has been honored in several international festivals and many of her books have been translated into English, Greek, German, French and Korean so far.

French rendition of Khalatbari’s Wolves and Men and her other work The land of Water lilies were also released in France during last year. Moreover, her book Misunderstanding was honored at the 2012 edition of New Horizons awards in Bologna.

Penitence was introduced in Germany and then published there last year. The author’s other book Wrong Bus was released in South Korea and it is currently under publication in Turkey, Germany and Taiwan.

The German publisher of the Wrong Bus is planning to finish the process and unveil the book at this year’s Berlin festival.

The 12th annual International Literature Festival Berlin (ILB) will be held from September 9 to 15, 2012, at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.

Established in 2001, the festival is programmed to provide opportunities for all authors to read their texts in the original version, thereafter, an actor will read the German translation of the text. Presenters and translators are on hand to allow a discussion between the author and the audience to take place.

As the festival program has an annually varying theme, this year, it will present several subsections such as ‘Literatures of the World’, ‘International Children’s and Youth Literature’, 'Reflections' and 'Specials'.

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