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Writer Hushang Moradi Kermani, whose works mostly feature child protagonists from poor and deprived families, has been nominated for the 2022 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA).
Moradi Kermani, who has previously been nominated for the prestigious Swedish honor over five times, received the new nomination from Iran’s Institute for Research on History of Children’s Literature.
“This institute has nominated Hushang Moradi Kermani once again for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2022 because it considers him to be a writer who has added much value to reading in our society,” the institute said in a press release published on Thursday.
“Creating stories about the children from deprived and lower-class families, from children in carpet weaving workshops to those living in villages on the margins of deserts, Moradi Kermani has tried to be a voice echoing their pains and needs,” it added.
Moradi Kermani is mostly known as a children’s writer, but his works also appeal to adults.
Most of his works have been translated into English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Arabic, Armenian, Turkish, and several other languages.

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