Hooshang Golshiri (March 1938 - June 2000)
Writer, critic and editor, Hooshang
Golshiri, the prominent Iranian literary figure, published his first
collection of short stories, As Always, in 1958. His second book, a short
novel, Prince Ehtejab (1959) brought him fame and was later made into an
internationally acclaimed film (1974). It has since been translated into
several languages. His writings include eight novels, five collections of
short stories, two books on literary theory and criticism, and a 2 vol.
collected essays and articles.
Alongside his writing, he set up workshops and classes to nurture new
generations of writers, edited various literary journals, and actively
participated in the struggle for freedom of thought and expression in
Iran, and the establishment of an independent Iranian writers association.
He was awarded the Hellman--Hammett Prize (Human Rights Watch) in 1997,
and the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize (City Of Osnabruck) in 1999, in
recognition of his commitment to human rights and freedom of speech.