Farhad Hassanzadeh

was born in 1962. He is one of the famous and popular writers for children and youth.

Whose fame has been reaching to other countries and his books have been translated into non-Persian languages too.

He has won many book awards, including several Iran’s Book of the Year Awards. He was the Iranian nomination for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2017 and 2018. He was a runner-up in the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2018 and finally received the diploma in the award ceremony in Athens, Greece. His novel Hasti has won several awards: winner in the Festival that teens judged, the Silver Sign award of the Flying Turtle Festival and the best book of the year on behalf of Children’s Book Council. He was among the top 6 writers selected for Hans Christian Andersen award and brought its appreciation plate back to his home country of Iran. In June 2022, He has been nominated to receive the 2023 Astrid Lindgern Memorial Award.