Abidi Ashtiani, Keivan

Keivan Abidi Ashtiani


Kaivan Abidi Ashtiani born on December 23, 1956 in Tehran, Iran, is known as a literary translator of children and young adult books.

She has a BA degree in Business Management from Allameh Tabatabaei University.

Ms. Ashtiani is an active member of the Children’s Book Council of Iran (Iranian National Section of the International Board of Books for Young people/IBBY), since 1997; participated in workshops, member of writing and translation reviewing committees.

She is an award winning book translator for over 20 titles from English to Persian.

She has delivered presentations on various book titles and provided recommendations to a range of audience including the book critics, publishers, and the general public in many forums, exhibitions and formal interviews.

List of translation projects:

Sam’s pet temper by Sangeeta Bhadra, Fatemi Publishing Co. 2016

Virginia Wolf by Kyo Mclear, Fatemi Publishing Co. 2016

Stop thief by Heather Tekavec, Fatemi Publishing Co. 2016

Ebb&Flow by Heather Smith, Fatemi Publishing Co. 2019

Leo a ghost story by Mc Barnett, Fatemi Publishing Co. 2017

They all saw a cat by Brendan Wenzel, Fatemi Publishing Co. 2017

A Son by Alejandro Palomas, Fatemi Publishing Co. 2018

Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool, Ofoque Publication, 2012

Rules by Cynthia Lord, Ofoque Publication, 2012

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine, Ofoque Publication, 2016

When you reach me by Rebecca Stead,Ofoque Publication, 2010

Dead end in Norvelt by Jack Gantos, Ofoque Publication, 2013

Gossamer by Lois Lowry, Ofoque Publication, 2007

The Giver by Lois Lowry, Cheshmeh Publication, 2000

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry, Cheshmeh Publication, 2009

Messenger by Lois Lowry, Cheshmeh Publication, 2016

Son by Lois Lowry, Cheshmeh Publication, 2016

Some kind of happiness by Claire Legrand, Peydayesh Publication, 2018

Walk two moons by Sharon Creech, Cheshmeh Publication, 2006

The thing about jellyfish by Ali Benjamin,Ofoque Publication, 2016

One by Sarah Crossan, Peydayesh Publication, 2017

The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamilo, Carevan Publication, 2008

The Graveyard book by Neil Gaiman, Ofoque Publication, 2009

Dancing on the Edge by Han Nolan, Dibayeh publishing Co. 2009

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Ofoque Publication, 2010

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Ofoque Publication, 2011

Desiree by Anne Marie Selinco, Ofoque Publication, 2011

The One and Only Ivan by K.A. Applegate, Ofoque Publication, 2013

Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo, Ofoque Publication, 2015

Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson, Ofoque Publication, 2015

Dead Ends by Erin Jade Lange, Ofoque Publication, 2017

Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson, Ghatreh Publication, 2008

Guantanamo Boy by Anna Perera, Ofoque Publication, 2010

I Hate Rules by Nancy Krulik,  Hirmand Publication, 2012

Selected Awards and Recognitions:

Certificate of Honour for the book “The Giver” from Salam Bacheha Magazine

The seasonal book award for the book “Gathering Blue”

The seasonal book award for the book “Gossamer”

Certificate of Honour from IBBY for the book “Gossamer, Parnian va Pesarak” 2010

Parvin Etesami award for the book “Walk Two Moons”

Certificate of Honour from 16th Kanoone Parvareshe Fekri Koodak va Nojavan Festival for the book “Moon over Manifest” 2006

Certificate of Honour from CBC(Shoraye Ketabe Koodak) for the book “Rules”

The Little Black Fish Certificate from CBC, Certificate of Honour from Mehr va Mah Organization, Certificate of Honour from Bachehaye Abi festival, 5 Lackposht from Lackposhte Parande festival for the book “Beneath a Meth Moon”

Selected book as an outstanding story by CBC and The Little Black Fish Certificate as well for the book “Mockingbird” 2017

Selected book as an outstanding story by CBC and The Little Black Fish Certificate as well and the Book of the Year in children’s and young adult field for the book “The thing about jellyfish” 2017

Certificate of Honour from Roshd Festival for the book “Leo a ghost story”

The Silver Lackposht certificate for the book “They all saw a cat”

۶ Lackposht from Lackposhte parendeh festival for the book “The One and only Ivan”

۴ Lackposht from Lackposhte parandeh festival for these titles:

 “One”, “Flora and Ulysses”, “Mockingbird”, “Beneath a Meth Moon”, “Dead end in Norvelt”, “Dead Ends”, “Virginia Wolf”, “Sam’s pet temper”, “Some Kind of Happiness”

Certificate of Honour from CBC for the quartet “The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger, Son”