TEHRAN.(Iranart) –The 13th edition of the Jalal Al-e Ahmad Literary Awards, Iran’s greates literary prize, announced its nominees in the Literary Criticism section on Wednesday.
five books were listed as the finalists of this section.
‘The Myth of Love in Iranian Culture,’ by Bahman Namvar-Motlaq, ‘A Review of the History of the Body in Literature,’ by Mehdi Zarqani, ‘The Epic of the Catastrophe,’ compiled by Milad Ja’farpour, ‘Drama Narrative,’ by Parastou Mohebbi.
Ebrahim-Mohammad Hassanbeigi, Hamid Hessam, Mohammadreza Sharafi-Khabushan, Mostafa Jamshidi, Ali Changizi, Abolfazl Horri, Morteza Sarhangi, Maryam Moshref and Mohammadreza Bayrami are the members of the selecting committee for the prize.
The books are categorized into four sections, novels, documents, literary criticism and short stories.
The organizers of the 13th edition of the literary awards announced that it had received about 2000 titles of books.
This year, books written on the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, which is known as the Sacred Defense in Iran, will be reviewed to honor the top works of the past four decades.
“Novels, short stories, reviews and documents produced over the past 40 years on the Sacred Defense will be selected by a number of journalists and representatives of the media active in the literature arena,” said the director of the awards Behrouz Jalali.
‘Teahouse Painting,’ the memoirs of Kazem Darabi, an Iranian suspect in the 1992 Mykonos Restaurant assassinations case in Berlin, won the Jalal Al-e Ahmad Literary Award during the 12th edition last year.
Source: Iran Daily