Mohammad Reza Yousefi

Mohammad-Reza Yousefi was born in Hamedan, western Iran in 1953. He’s an author, playwright, lecturer and folklore expert. Yousefi has been involved in children’s literature for more than four decades and has released 250 titles. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Persian literature from Tehran University. Yousefi was nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2000 and has won several international awards. In 1996, he received an accolade from the International Board on Books for Young People and two years later his A Star Called Giant won the board’s top prize. Mirror Stories has been named top book by Life Magazine and some of the books he’s written have been selected for the Munich Library. His books have been translated into several languages. Grasslands, a movie based on his The Story of Migration has won the Best Indian Film award.

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