Shafii, Shahram

Shahram Shafii


Shahram Shafii, writer, editor, humorist, and journalist, was born in February 1971. He submitted his first book for publication when he got his school diploma. Shafii majored in Persian language and literature. He also engaged in journalism at the same time that he began publishing his books, and, at times, he was the editor-in-chief and a board member of different children’s and young adult literary publications. He was also a board member of the Association of Writers for Children and Youth for various terms.

In children’s and young adult literature, Shahram Shafii is known for his humour above all else. He has also done some research on writing humor. He tries to use both verbal and content-based humor in his works. Some of Shafii’s works are collections of jokes he has devised for children and young adults, and he has even done some stand-up comedy for children and young adults.

Some of Shafii’s books have been translated to Arabic, Turkish, and Russian and some of his works are published in Turkey, Tajikistan, etc.

Selected Works:

The Moon Down the Well (1997), Peydayesh Publishing Co.

Moonlight Got Married Last Night (2000), Soroush Publishing Co.

Why Do the Bald Fare Well? (2001), Roozegar Publishing Co.

Creamy Love (2004), Sooreh Mehr Publication

The Island of the Boors pentalogy (2010-2016), Kanoon

The Stories of the Wild West pentalogy (2005-2010), Sooreh Mehr Publication

Share the Joke with Us (2012-2016), Peydayesh Publishing Co.

Don’t Lend the Sock Stink pentalogy (2016), Neyestan Books

Selected Awards and Recognitions:

The Golden Moon Award of the Iranian Association of Writers for Children and Youth recognizing the best Iranian writers in two decades, Islamic Republic of Iran’s Book of the Year Award, Best Book Award from the Children’s Book Council of Iran, Book of the Year chosen by Soroushe Nojavan magazine, Best Book Award from The Book Festival of The Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (Kanoon)