Hossein Mortezaeian Abkenar

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Hossein Mortezaeian Abkenar
Born Persian: حسین مرتضاییان آبکنار
February 24, 1967 (1967-02-24) (age 51)
Tehran, Iran
Occupation Writer
Alma mater University of Tehran
Notable works A Scorpion on the Steps of Andimeshk Railroad Station
Notable awards Hooshang Golshiri Award
Website
hosseinabkenar.com

Hossein Mortezaeian Abkenar (Persian: حسین مرتضاییان آبکنار‎; born 1967) is an Iranian writer and screenwriter.

Life[edit]

Hossein Mortezaeian Abkenar was born in Tehran. Abkenar received Bachelor of Arts in performing arts from University of Tehran.[1] During Iran-Iraq war, he did his military service near border where affected his novel's atmosphere.
He was one of writers of the screenplay for the film No One Knows about Persian Cats, directed by Bahman Ghobadi and awarded the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.[2]
Abkenar’s books are banned from sale and publication in Iran.[3]

Awards[edit]

His first novel, Scorpion on the Steps of Andimeshk Train Station, or Blood’s Dripping From This Train, received the 2007 Hooshang Golshiri Literary Award for 'Best First Novel',[4][5] and the Mehregan Award for the best novel of the year, as well as the Vaav Award for the year’s most unique novel.[6]
In September 2014, he was granted a fellowship by Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where each fellow in the nine-month writing program .[7]

Works[edit]

Books[edit]

  • The Concert of Forbidden Tars [8]
  • The French Perfume
  • Scorpion on the Steps of Andimeshk Train Station, or Blood’s Dripping From This Train

Screenplay[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hossein MortezaeianAbkenar". Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Awards 2009 : Un Certain Regard". Festival de Cannes. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "BANNED IRANIAN AUTHOR HOSSEIN ABKENAR TAKES UP AT BLACK MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE". Las Vegas Weekly. Sep 10, 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Syma Sayyah (January 2, 2008). "7th Golshiri Literary Award Ceremony Held In Tehran". Payvand Iran News. Retrieved February 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ Shataw Naseri (5 June 2014). "Houshang Golshiri Awards". The Parsagon Review. Retrieved July 5, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Hossein Mortezaeian Abkenar". Words Without Borders. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Black Mountain Institute Awards Writing Fellowships". The UNLV News Center. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Hossein Mortezaeian Abkenar". Words Without Borders. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  9. ^ No One Knows About Persian Cats at the IMDB
  10. ^ Mandoo at the IMDB

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