Jahangirian, Abbas

Abbas Jahangirian

Writer- scholar

Abbas Jahangirian, writer and scholar, was born in Qom in 1954. He has a master’s degree in dramatic literature from Tehran University.

He teaches story writing at the university and also writes plays and collaborates with the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting.

The main themes of Abbas Jahangirian’s works comprise teenage love, Iranian-Islamic identity and the environment. Some of his works have attracted the attention of directors because of their visual style and they have been adapted for the cinema and television, e.g. Hamoon and the Sea and New Year’s Day. Several books by Abbas Jahangirian have been translated to Armenian, Russian, and English.

Selected Works:
Pomegranate Twig (2007), Elmi-Farhangi Publishing House
Girls Dreams Aren’t False (2009), Monadi Tarbiat Cultural Foundation
Hamoon and the Sea (2009), Monadi Tarbiat Cultural Foundation
Prince Pumpkin (2010), Kanoon
The Story of Rostam and Sohrab (2010), Kanoon
Wake Me Up When the War is Over (2010), Ofogh Publications
Anooshiravan(2011), Madrese Publications
Tooran the Toor (2011), Kanoon
Where Are You, Mother? (2012), Monadi Tarbiat Cultural Foundation
The Monster’s Shadow (2015), Kanoon
The Boy of Bread and Salt (2015), Kanoon

Selected Awards and Recognitions:
Best Book Award from the Children’s Book Council of Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran’s Book of the Year Award, Best Book of the Season Award from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance