Khoraman, Mostafa

Mostafa Khoraman


Mostafa Khoraman was born in January 1956. He started his career in children’s and young adult literature in early 1980s and published his first stories in a collection belonging to Hozeh Honari (Islamic Development Organization).

He collaborated with children and young adults groups in Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting and has participated in writing scripts for series and movies.

Khoraman was the chief executive officer in renowned children’s and young adult literature magazines and was the board member of the Iranian Association of Writers for Children and Youth.

In his stories, which are mostly written for young adults, portrays teenagers in war, the events during the Islamic Revolution of Iran, and today’s teenagers’ concerns. The characters in his stories mostly belong to the low income class and their relationships are close and warm.

Selected Works:

The Rock and the Glass (1990), Soroush

Instead of the Other (1996), Ghadyani (Banafsheh)

The Adventures of Officer Abdi’s Son (1998), Ghadyani (Banafsheh)

The Birthday (1999), Soroush

The Fourth Incident (2001), Ghadyani

Where Do Angels Come from? (2006) Ofogh

Girls Versus Girls (2011), Ofogh

The Third Wish (2014), Kanoon

Ghalandari Family’s Interrogation (2014), Ofogh

Straw Hat (2015), Ofogh

Selected Awards and Recognitions:

Best Book Award from the Book Festival of the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (Kanoon), Best Book Award from Shahid Habib Ghanipour Book Festival, Best Book Award from Hello Children Festival