Janus Pannonius Prize
Simin Behbahani
Simin Behbahani
Simin Behbahani
Simin Behbahani (1927, Tehran) is the foremost poet of contemporary Persian literature. She has been twice nominated for the Nobel Prize. Her more important works include The Broken Lute [Seh-tar-e Shekasteh, 1951], Footprint [Ja-ye Pa, 1954], Lustre [Chelcheragh, 1955], Marble [Marmar, 1961], Rebirth [Rastakhiz, 1971], The Speed and Fire Road [Khattak cc Sor’at va Atash, 1980], Arzheim Plain [Dasht-e Arzheim, 1983], Paper Dress [Kaghazin Jameh, 1992], The Window of Freedom [Yek Daricheh Azadi, 1995], Collected Poems [Tehran, 2003], Perhaps the Messiah [s Masihast Shay, Tehran 2003], A Cup of Sin [Selected Poems, 1999], Abandoned Shrine [2013]. Her awards include the Human Rights Watch Hellman-Hammett Grants (1998), the Carl von Ossietzky Pendant (1999), Nobel Prize nominations (1997, 2006), the Norwegian Association of Free Artists Award (2006).

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