According to the official website of the festival, the biennial event invites authors and illustrators from Germany and abroad to read from their most recent works, lead writing workshops and other interactive events, and also discuss their life and works. The festival’s focus is as much on renowned and acclaimed authors as on new literary discoveries.
This year’s event is slated for July 14-21 at its main location Blutenburg Castle in Munich.
It is interesting to know that the festival usually invites writers whose books are available in German, but the organizers have decided to have the Iranian writer among their guests even though none of his books have been translated into German. Therefore, some parts of his books are to be translated into German before the events begin.
Khanian, 56, started serious writing in the 1980s with works for adults, however he soon left the field and began writing for young adults.
‘The Earth’s Childhood ‘(1997), ‘The Night of Bold Cats’ (2001), ‘The Shark’ (2002), ‘Baboor’s Beautiful Heart’ (2003), ‘Seventh Floor Facing West’ (2008), ‘Jonah’s Love Poems in the Belly of the Fish’ (2010), and ‘The Dwarf Emperor of Liliput Land’ (2015) are among his books.
Source: Financial Tribune