Soleimani, Naghi

Naghi Soleimani


Naghi Soleimani, writer, critic, and journalist, was born in Tehran in 1961. His first works for children and young adults were published in creditable children’s literature publications.

Soleimani is a writer who concentrates more on young adults in his works. In his almost three-decade career, besides publishing stories for young adults, he has also worked with various young adult magazines. He has engaged in writing humor for this age group and beyond such creations, he has done research on young adult humor as well.

In his other works, Soleimani introduces authors such as Lev Tolstoy and Feodor Dostoieveski to young adults in order to acquaint them with the summits of international story writing. He also has some works based on the biographies of great religious figures. The series that Soleimani has written about the life of Prophet Mohammad has won various awards.

Selected Works:

Dark Blue Circles (2007), Ghadyani (Banafsheh)

The Honorable Apple Was Waiting for Newton (1995), Zola

Children’s Detective (1995), Ghadyani (Banafsheh)

The New Legend: A Collection of Stories and Funny Pieces (1997), Soroush

The Vase at the Window (2000), Soroush

The Antics of the Pilot and the Air Bus (2001), Farhang Gostar, Apple Books

Momentarily: Selected Short Stories (2002), Farhang Gostar

The Prophet (2006), Behnashr (Parvaneh Books)

Brother: Stories from the Lives of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and Ali (PBUH) (2008), Soroush

Dad’s Heart Is in His Sock (2009), Amirkabir (Shokoofeh)

Selected Awards and Recognitions:

Book of the Year chosen by Soroushe Nojavan magazine, Best Book Award from Shahid Habib Ghanipour Book Festival, Best Book Award from Quranic Stories Festival