Houshang Moradi Kermani (born September 7, 1944) (Persian: هوشنگ مرادی کرمانی) is an eminent Iranian writer who mainly writes for sub-teens and teenagers. He was born in Sirch, (a village in Kerman Province), and was educated in Sirch, Kerman and Tehran.
Several Iranian movies and TV-series have been made based on his books. In 2006, Dariush Mehrjui directed Mehman-e Maman based on Moradi Kermani's novel with the same title.
Some of Moradi Kermani's books have been translated into English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Arabic, and Armenian. His auto-biography is published in 2005, named "Believe it or not" (Shoma ke gharibe nistid).
He has won many national and prestigious international awards which include Hans Christian Andersen Honorary diploma (1992) and University of San Francisco book of the year (2000).
Some of his Books
- The Tales of Madjid (Ghesseh-ha-ye Madjid)
- The Boot (Chakmeh)
- The Palm (Nakhl)
- The Tale of That Vat (Dastan-e an khomreh)
- The Tandoor (Tanour)
- The Cruse (Kouzeh)
- Mommy's guest (Mehman-e maaman)
- Fist on hide (Mosht bar poust)
- Believe it or not (Shoma ke gharibe nistid)