Taghdis, Susan

Susan Taghdis


Susan Taghdis was born in 1959 in Shiraz. She began her career as a writer by publishing her first story in Keyhan Bacheha Magazine.

Susan Taghdis has been a founder of the Iranian Association of Writers for Children and Youth and has also been a board member.

Taghdis has tried her hand in various fields including reporting, journalism, script writing, etc. She has also composed poetry for children. However, the activity that Taghdis is known for is writing stories for preschoolers and children.

Writing stories for preschoolers may be one of the least visited areas of Iranian children’s and young adult literature. Her stories for this age group develop with extreme brevity and sentences are short and simple, without any redundant description. Traces of humor is present both in Taghdis’s language and in the content of her works. Some of her works are translated to other languages.

Selected Works:

Leila and the Sultan (1991), Nahade Honar Va Adabiyat

A Gift for You (1993), Ghassedak Books

Not Talking to You Anymore (1997), Barg Publishing Co.

Have You Seen a Yellow Nose? (2002), Madrese Publications

A Sock with Holes (2003), Shabaviz Publishing Co.

Here Barberry, There Raspberry (2003), Ghassedak Books

The Eleventh Step (2004), Kanoon

My Beautiful Horse (2007), Amirkabir Publishing (Shokoofeh)

A Long Way (2010), Shabaviz Publishing Co.

Whose Nose Made That Noise? (2013), Soroush Publishing Co.

Selected Awards and Recognitions:

Best Book Award from Parvin Etesami Book Fair, Islamic Republic of Iran’s Book of the Year Award, Best Book Award from Shahid Habib Ghanipour Book Festival