Abdolmajid Najafi was born in Tabriz in 1959. He majored in Persian language and literature and lives in his hometown. Najafi teaches storywriting and worked as an expert and instructor in the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (Kanoon) for a while. He is also active in promoting reading books.
Most of his works are imbued with regional, geographical, and historical features as well as folkloric literature of Azarbaijan (a Turkish-speaking province in Iran). Themes such as children’s and young adults’ concerns, love for nature, life and striving to overcome difficulties can be seen in Najafi’s fiction.
Some of Najafi’s stories are translated into Urdu, English and Arabic.
Wool Jacket (1991), Zekr (Ghassedak Books)
Mom’s Eyes (1995), Sooreh Mehr
Mountain Boy (1996), Monadi Tarbiat Cultural Foundation
Above Eagle’s Nest (2004), Sooreh Mehr
Paper Boats (2007), Monadi Tarbiat Cultural Foundation
The Unfinished Mother Bita (2010), Ghatreh
The Potato Symphony (2010), Ghadyani (Banafsheh)
Scarecrows Sleep Standing (2011), Ghatreh
The Mystery of the Three Sisters’ House (2013), Kanoon
The Best Place in the World (2015), Amirkabir
Selected Awards and Recognition:
Best Book Award from the Book Festival of the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (Kanoon),Best Book Award from the Children’s Book Council of Iran, listed in the International Library of Munich (White Ravens), Islamic Republic of Iran’s Book of the Year Award