Jamshid Khanian, Born in 1961, Abadan started his professional career as an author in early 1980s writing two plays “Half a day in inquiry room”, “On the Perch”( Rooy-e- Neybandi) and a collection of short stories. His activity expanded rapidly when he was oriented towards research, review and work in the field of Children’s literature; he has had over 40 books published in different fields of writing. Besides being an author, he has been active as a teacher, expert and a referee in different artistic and literary festivals. His works, which have always attracted the attention of experts, critics and literature graduates, have been the basis of both literary reviews in ISI journals and thesis for graduate as well as postgraduate degrees. Some of his works in drama such as “On the Perch”, “Ismail Ismail”, “A mouth full of crow” and “Repetition” have been the basis for popular plays performed in Iran for the last two decades. In addition, some of his fiction works like “Where is my Josef?”, “Always, The same time, The same game” and “Money” were translated and published into English, Russian and Polish. Some were chosen internationally, namely “The beautiful heart of Babur” by Munich international library of children and the youth (2005), “The western seventh floor” by Ibby London- the international office of books for young generation (2012), “Romance of Jonah in the fish’s belly” by Ibby Mexico (2015). His works have been nominated and awarded in: 20 years of literature, The Book of the season,The Ghanipour’s award, Children Book Council, Roshd books,Monthly journal of Hello Children and Pupak, Institute for the intellectual development of children and young adults, Book of the year of Art Committee in Sacred defense literature, Finally, The Quarter Century Awards of Sacred defense literature in 3 parts of artistic research, teenage novels and plays.
He was honored and appreciated as the selected screenwriter, in addition to his lifetime efforts in writing, education, research as well as production in the 36th International Theater Festival in 2017. Khanian is the first Iranian author of Children and juvenile’s literature who was invited to “White Crow Festival” in Munich international library of children and the youth in 2018.
Jamshid Khanian is introduced as the candidate in writing section for Astrid Lindgern Award (2019) on behalf of The Iranian Association of Writers for Children and Youth.