Announcement of Winners for the 11th and 12th Persian Flying Turtle Book Award


Works on Iran Top the List of Flying Turtle Book Award Winners On Sunday, March 10th, the jury panel for the Persian Flying Turtle Book Award announced the winners of the 11th and 12th editions, awarding the Golden and Silver Flying Turtle statuettes. Additionally, two pioneering figures in children’s and young adult literature were honored […]

BookCity Opens a Promising Branch in Ahvaz on World Book Day


BookCity, the largest chain bookstore in Iran with 87 branches across the country, has opened its 88th branch in the city of Ahvaz. The Ahvaz branch started its trial operation from the Iranian New Year and officially opened on May 3rd, coinciding with World Book Day. The new bookstore, located on the second floor of […]

The winners of Abolhasn Najafi Award announced


The winners of the 6th Abolhasan Najafi Award for the best translated book were announced at the closing ceremony held in BookCity. Narges Ghandilzadeh was selected as the best translator for her work, while Farid Dabir Moghadam and Haniyeh Pedram were chosen for their translations of “The Locust Day” and “In Search of a Link,” […]

2023 Abolhassan Najafi Award announces finalists


Nine Persian translations of books by foreign writers have been shortlisted for the 6th edition of the Abolhassan Najafi Award. A jury comprising Zia Movahed, Mahasti Bahreini, Abdollah Kowsari, Hossein Masumi Hamedani, Musa Asvar, Omid Tabibzadeh and Abtin Golkar selected the nominees from among 83 works, the Abolhassan Najafi Award Foundation announced on Tuesday. A […]

Book Launch: The Persian Translation of Hannah Arendt, For Love of the World


Originally published in 1982, this highly acclaimed, prize-winning biography of one of the foremost political philosophers of the twentieth century has been translated into Persian by Farhang Rajaei. Manoush Publishing has released ‘Hannah Arendt, for Love of the World’ in 728 pages. Rajaei will also make a speech on this work at the weekly programs […]

7th and 8th Reza Davari Prize Award Nominations


In honor of Professor Reza Davari Ardakani, Bookcity annually bestows the Davari Prize on some chosen PhD dissertations in philosophy. The inaugural prize was presented in 2015. Two eminent philosophical PhD dissertations received the Davari Prize during the 7th and 8th awards ceremony, which took place on December 13, 2022. The first was awarded to […]

The Bologna Conference on “Science, Philosophy and Literature in Iran From Gundishapur To Present Day”


The Sixth Bologna Conference on Iranian Studies, also known as VI CoBIran, is held with a focus on science, philosophy, and literature in Iran from Gondishapur until present day. This event is hosted by Department of Language, Literature and Modern Cultures (LILEC) and the Department of Cultural Heritage of the University of Bologna (DISCI) in […]

Appreciation of Czech Literature in Iran


The tripartite circles of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague are very important for understanding the intellectual culture of Central Europe. Many Czech poets and writers emerged from Prague and were introduced to Europe. Iranian readers are well-versed in the works of authors like Kafka, Kundera, and Klíma. But the Czechs know less about the literary activities […]

40th List of Flying Turtle Award is published


The online presentation ceremony of the 40th “Flying Turtle” list was held on Friday, August 29th at 6:00 PM and will be broadcasted on the Instagram

Call for Abulhasan Najafi Award Nominations


To honor the memory of Abolhasan Najafi in the field of translation, Book City organizes Dr. Abulhasan Najafi Award

Call for Dr. Davari Award Nominations


Book City organizes the 7th and 8th course of Dr. Reza Davari Ardakani” award in order to honor doctoral students in the field of philosophy