Ahmad Akbarpour, writer, was born in Fars province in 1970 and got his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran. He now resides in Shiraz and collaborates with Fars Network, the provincial state-owned television there.
In his stories, Akbarpour deals with themes such as fear, loneliness, and peace.
The most distinguishing characteristic of his works is their humor, which makes his writings captivating and agreeable. Akbarpour, who is always on the lookout for new and different elements, is thus able to look at his subject from a different perspective in some of his works and pull the reader’s imagination along. He has also had the experience of rewriting some old legends.
Some of his works are translated into English, German, Korean, Italian, and Arabic.
That Night’s Train (1999), Cheshmeh Publication
The Emperor of Words (2002), Peydayesh Publishing Co.
I’m Not My Dad’s Servant (2003), Ofogh Publication
Southern Dreams (2005), Monadi Tarbiat Cultural Foundation
A Silenced Girl with Noisy Birds (2006), Elmi-Farhangi Publishing House
The Giant and the Bicycle (2008), Ofogh Publication
Three Magical Whistles (2008), Ofogh Publication
If I Were a Pilot (2009), Elmi-Farhangi Publishing House
Amazing Whey (2012), Charkhofalak Publishing Co.
Good Night, Commander (2014), Ofogh Publication
Selected Awards and Recognitions:
Book of the Year Award from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, UNICEF’s selected book, Best Book Award from the Children’s Book Council of Iran, IBBY Honor Diploma, listed in the International Library of Munich (White Ravens)