Akhavan, Mohammad Kazem

Mohammad Kazem Akhavan


Mohammad Kazem Akhavan, writer and scriptwriter, was born in Tehran in 1960.
He is most active in writing film scripts for children and young adults. He has written the script for The Stories of Tabetathat was broadcasted from the national television in the 1990s and was very well received.
He has also been the board member of the renowned Iranian children’s publication.
Fantasy and humor can be seen in most of Akhavan’s works. He is the creator of one of the most popular fantasy characters among Iranian children, who although first appeared on TV, now its book versions are to be published. Akhavan’s works mostly contain social themes that are presented clad in fantasy and humor.
Selected Works:
Quickfoot(1987), NahadeHonarVaAdabiyat
A Star on the Ground (1987), Kanoon
My Cave-dweller Friend (2010), Kanoon
The Stories of Auntie Goleh and Ghelgheleh(2015), Hoopa
Balloons in the Snow (2016), Amirkabir

Selected Awards and Recognitions:
Best Book Award from the Book Festival of the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (Kanoon)