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‘A Man Called Ove’ Republished in Persian

Fredrik Backman and the English edition of his best-sellerFredrik Backman and the English edition of his best-seller

‘A Man Called Ove’ (in Swedish: ‘En Man som Heter Ove’), a novel written in 2012 by Swedish columnist, blogger and writer Fredrik Backman, 35, has been published for the second time in Persian.

The first Persian translation of the novel came out last summer. It was translated by Farnaz Teymourazof from an English version of the book, and published by Tehran-based Noon Publication.

More recently, translator Hussein Tehrani brought out the novel in Persian, and was released by Cheshmeh Publication, IBNA reported.

Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others.

“Ove is a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him ‘the bitter neighbor from hell,’” says an excerpt from the book review on Booklist Online (

“When one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats and unexpected friendship, all of which change one cranky old man and local residents’ associations, to their very foundations.”


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