Mirkiani, Mohammad

Mohammad Mirkiani


Mohammad Mirkiani was born in Tehran in 1958. He became interested in literature when he was working in the printing house. He went to Islamic Republic of Iran Radio in the late 1980s and began writing a radio play. Mirkiani has written for all age groups and in his books he focuses on the history of Iran, Iranian-Islamic culture, Old Persian Literature, tales, and colloquial literature. Furthermore, he has tried different genres such as short story, novels, rewriting, etc.

He has also taught story writing courses in the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (Kanoon).

Some of Mirkiani’s works have been turned into video and television products. He has written the script of some of the series on Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting and has been the head of the children’s and young adult group in IRIB TV1 (Channel 1 of the national TV).

Some of his works are published in other languages. 

Selected Works:

My Lonely Day (1989), Barg

The Legend of the Four Brothers (1994), Madrese

After Dad’s Trip (1994), Madrese

Papar (1997), Kanoon

Baby Goat’s Song (1999), Madrese

Alley Kids (2003), Kanoon

Our Story Became a Proverb (2005), Parvaneh (Behnashr)

Tin Tin and Sinbad (2010), Ghadyani (Banafsheh)

That’s the End of Our Story (2011), Mehrab Ghalam

Our Good Stories (2015), Madrese

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, ),Best Book Award from the Children’s Book Council of Iran, listed in the International Library of Munich (White Ravens)