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Winners of Etessami Literary Award announced

TEHRAN, March 6 (Mehr News Agency) -- The winners of the second Etessami Literary Award were announced here on Tuesday at Tehran's Vahdat Hall.

Expressing gratitude to all women of the country, the jury praised the female literary figures for their wisdom and endeavor which help introduce Iran's female figures to the world.

Poetess and writer Parvin Dolatabadi was announced as the veteran literary figure.

Following is the list of the winners in various sections:

- Translation: Amelie Nothomb's "Fear and Trembling" translated by Muggeh Razani

- Research: "Grief of Red Rose" by Katayun Mazdapur, and "Imam Hussein (AS) in Contemporary Arabic Poetry" by Ensieh Khazaii

- Thesis: "Review of Editing and Writing in Persian" by Atuma Farahi

- Children's Stories: "The Eleventh Step" by Sussan Taqdis, "Two Teeny Weenies" by Zohreh Parirokh, and "One Painting" by Akram Qassempur

- Juniors' Stories: "The One Who Brushed My Hair" by Mojgan Kalhor, "The Family of Mr. Charkheshi" by Tahereh Ibad, and "Which Photo of My Dad?" by Ozra Jozdani

Parvin Etessami (1907-1940) was born in Tabriz. Her first collection of poems was published in 1935 and she received the 3rd Degree Medal of Art and Culture in 1936.

Her poems focus on the themes of social wisdom and the human aspect of life with simple yet telling allegorical elements. There are no signs of romanticism or feminism in her works, although she lived in the period when Iran was beginning to modernize.

She died of typhoid fever in Tehran in 1940 and was buried in Qom.

... Payvand News - 3/6/07 ... --

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