(The first female Iranian playwright)
Born in 1938 in Tehran, Iran
Writer, poet, playwright, screenwriter, film and theater directorEducation:
High School Diploma from France (Baccalaureat), Paris, France
Bachelor in French Language and Literature, Tehran University, Iran
Graduate of the Amsterdam Film and Television Academy, 1970Teaching:
2003-20110 Idaho State University, Boise Works and Publications:
1950s –Short stories published in Ferdowsi, Khousheh and Bamdad periodicals, Tehran, Iran
1960s –Poems published in Daftarhayeh Zamaneh, MajaleyehArash
1960 – Hassani, children’s literature
1964 –Tajmah, drama
1964 –HavayehMoghava-I (Cardboard Weather), drama
1964 –Arous (Bride), drama
1966- Bachehavaba’dazZohr (The Children and the Afternoon), screenplay
1966 –Khaneyeh Bi-bozorgtar (House without Elders), drama
1966 –The Unexpected Guests, children’s literature
1966-Bachehavaba’dazZohr (The Children and the Afternoon)
1967–AmouNorouz, children’s literature
1967–Illustration and editing of The Small Black Fish by SamadBehrangui
1967–Collection of poems entitled Khakehpayehsarvarehsarvaran (The dirt at the feet of the master of masters) and JenabehMirza Mohammad Khan in Neguin periodical.
1968–NanehSangak (Sangak Bread), drama
1968 –The Crystal Flower and the Sun, children’s literature
1970’s –Director of Children Past and Present, film premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam
1970’s –Director of With their Holy Hands, film premiere at Edinburgh Film Festival and Strasbourg film Festival
1970 – Invited by the Bread and Puppet Theatre to direct plays in protest to the Vietnam War, Paris, France
2002 –From Blossoms to Cherries, collection of poems
2004 – With love…Maria, screenplay Prizes and Professional Achievements:
First Iranian author to receive an international prize in children’s literature
One of the first female Iranian playwrights
1966 – Authorof first book published by Kanoon “Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults”, Unexpected Guests, published 18 times until 2008 and translated in English, French and Korean.
1968 – Winner of the Golden Plaque at the Bologna Children’s Book Fairin Italy , and the UNESCO prize of Japan for The Crystal Flower and the Sun.
1960’s – Founding member of the Council of Children’s Books
1960’s –Founding member of Kanoon “Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults”.
1962 – Founder of Iranian Books Section of International Library of Children’s Books in Munich (UNESCO).