‘The Water Urn’ at Delhi World Book Fair
Iranian contemporary author Houshang Moradi-Kermani has been selected by the Iran Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI) to take part with the English version of his book ‘The Water Urn’ in the 23rd New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF), due to be held February 14-22.
Moradi-Kermani (born 1944) is an eminent Iranian writer best known for children’s and young-adult fiction. ‘The Water Urn’ published by the Iranian publisher Candle and Fog Publishing House was unveiled at the Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) 2014, Tasnim news agency reported.
For his lasting contribution as a children’s writer, he was a finalist in the 2014 biennial international Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest recognition available to creators of children’s books.
Candle and Fog Publishing House, also participating in the Indian book fair, has planned to hold two sessions: one on the story reading of the book ‘The Water Urn’ and the other at the University of Delhi, will be a meeting to review literature in Iran.
The publisher will also unveil an English version of ‘Sweet Jam’ by Moradi-Kermani, at the Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) 2015.
NDWBF is now a major calendar event in the publishing world. The fair is organized by the National Book Trust, an apex body of the Government of India, functioning under the ministry of human resource development. It offers the participants a unique opportunity of doing business with the thriving book industry in India. It is also an ideal venue for promoting titles, co-publication arrangements and trade.
Besides the many literary and publishing conferences and programs to be organized during the fair, it also opens up a gateway to the publishing and intellectual world of South Asia. The book fair attracts participation from major global publishing houses.
Close to 1000 stalls will be dedicated to Indian publishers as well as publications from other countries including, Iran, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, Egypt, Singapore, and China.
Singapore will be the guest of honor in this year’s edition of the fair.