The nominations were publicized during the press conference of the event held on January 8.

On January 14, the winners will be announced in a ceremony at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall.

Iran’s Book and Literature House Institute’s CEO Ali Ramezani elaborated on the nominees and their works of art.

A total of 2,600 literary works, from 856 publishers, were submitted to the secretariat of the event.

In Literary Criticism Section, ‘Watch Narration’, ‘Literary Self-criticism’, and ‘An Introduction to Comparative Literature’ are competing with each other.

Competing works in Documentation Section are ‘Here Is Syria’, ‘Autumn Came’, ‘Baha’i Political Organization’, ‘Aqileh’, and ‘Battle of Canyons’.

Three books, ‘President’s Driver’, Goorgom and Other Stories’, and ‘Love Virus’ are competing in the Short Story Section.

In the Novel Section, ‘Black Giveh’, ‘Silent Figures’, ‘Faces’, and ‘Azrael’ will compete against each other.

The Jalal Al-e Ahmad Literary Award is an Iranian literary award presented annually since 2008.

Every year, an award is given to the best Iranian authors on the birth anniversary of the renowned Persian writer Jalal Al-e Ahmad.


Source: Iran Daily