Lazar Gholami, Hadis

Hadis Lazar Gholami

Writer- Poet

Hadis Lazar Gholami, poet and writer, was born in 1981 in Tehran. She has a bachelor’s degree in communication science and has worked for different Iranian children and young adult publications.

Hadis Lazar Gholami has been a board member of the Iranian Association of Writers for Children and Youth for several terms and has also written film scripts. She has created works for children, young adults, and adults. Some of her works, e.g. Foxy, has been acclaimed by critics and children’s literature organizations.

She is one of the new generation writers of children’s and young adult literature and tries to have a fresh point of view, introducing new spaces to this field and keeping pace with her readers. This approach can be seen both in her poetry and in her fiction: a mischievous, playful approach that takes the reader along.

Selected Works:

There is the Geranium between Us(2004), Shabaviz

The Sour Cherries in Paradise Are Ripe (2006), Shabaviz

Cockadoodle-giant (2010), Ofogh

Foxy (2012), Ofogh

I Love You Series (2014), Chekkeh

On the Nose of a Large Elephant (2009), Elmi-Farhangi

Bitti and Zitti (2015), Elmi-Farhangi

Fountain Girl (2015), Hoopa Publishing Co.

Why Did Roya Hop to the Party? (2015), Elmi-Farhangi

Eighth-Floor Witch (2016), Hoopa Publishing Co.

Selected Awards and Recognitions:

Best Book Award from the Book Festival of the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (Kanoon), listed in the International Library of Munich (White Ravens), Best Book Award from Hello Children Festival, Yellow Deer Award (chosen by parents and children)