TEHRAN – Tuti Books, a large Tehran-based publishing house, has been nominated for the BOP – Bologna Award for Best Children’s Publishers of the Year.
Tuti Books is the children’s arm of Fatemi Publishing Co. which is solely dedicated to publishing high quality content for the age group across the world.
“Tuti Books is proud to be one of the handful of publishers active in this field globally,” the publisher said.
“Introducing world literature to Iranian children and young adults is a big part of Tuti’s mission,” he noted and added, “We are constantly researching and purchasing titles from around the world to further strengthen the cultural ties between the Nations.”
“Tuti” is the Persian word for “Parrot”, a bird deeply rooted in Iranian literature and known for its fascinating stories.
China’s Anhui Children’s Publishing House, Japan’s Bronze Edition, Mirae Media & Books, and Picturebook Gongjackso, both from South Korea, are other Asian companies shortlisting for the award.
A total of 30 publishers from around the world compete for prizes in six categories. The winners will be announced at the online edition of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair (BCBF), which will take place from June 14 to 17.
Created in 2013 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the BCBF, the BOP – Bologna Award for the best children’s publishers of the year is an extraordinary opportunity to highlight publishers at the forefront of innovation in their activity for the creative nature. editorial choices available to them. made during the previous year.
The award launched in collaboration with AIE – Italian Association of Publishers and IPA – International Association of Publishers is awarded to publishers who have distinguished themselves the most for their professional and intellectual skills in each of the six regions of the world, from the Africa, Central and South. America, North America, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
At the same time, the award is designed to foster a mutual exchange of knowledge and ideas between different countries, regions and cultural identities across the world.
Photo: A poster for the Tuti Books foreign rights catalog for spring 2020.
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