TEHRAN. (Iranart) – Iranian illustrators Nooshin Sadeghian and Samaneh Salavati have won the Grand Prix and the International Gold Pen respectively at the 50th Golden Pen of Belgrade awards, and the 15th International Biennial of Illustrations.
Sadeghian received the award for her illustrations in Apple and Demon, her fellow writer Malek Ebrahim’s book series, which has not been published yet, the organizers announced on Thursday.
Salavati won the award for her illustration in the book This Book May Explode.
Milivoj Ceran from Croatia and Dragan Kupreshanin from Serbia were other recipients of the International Gold Pen of Belgrade.
The biennial announced winners during a ceremony at the Konak of Princess Ljubica in the Serbian capital of Belgrade.
Three books published by Iran’s Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) were competing in the 15th Belgrade International Biennial of Illustrations.
The three books were Draw a Human Being illustrated by Mitra Abdollahi, String Doll by Mahbubeh Yazdani and This Book May Explode by Salavati.
The three along with 14 other books by Iranian illustrators are on display in an exhibition arranged by the organizers.
Rolly Pumpkin by Parisa Alankhani, I Am Talking by Mehrnush Masumian, Dave & Apple Tree by Delaram Faghani, The Explorer by Ghazal Fatollahi, Mana by Malileh Eynali and Shahrzad (The Storyteller) by Sahar Khorasani are among other Iranian books on view at the biennial.
The exhibition of the 50th Golden Pen Belgrade and the 15th Belgrade International Biennial of Illustrations is being held at a gallery of the Serbian Broadcasting Corporation until December 1.
Source: Tehran Times