1936 – 2008
Nader Ebrahimi was born in 1936 in Tehran. After finishing his high school in Tehran, he enrolled in law school, but withdrew after two years, to achieve his BA in English language and literature. He began writing at age 16 and never gave it up. His first book A House for Night was a big success. In addition to hundreds of literary articles, he has published more than 100 books. He also wrote and directed several movies, documentaries and two well-made and popular television series.
Ebrahimi tried various jobs. During his lifetime he has been a repairman in the desert, a printery worker, a bank accountant, a magazine layout designer, a translator and editor, a documentary and movie maker, a book seller, a calligrapher, a painter, a university lecturer and a writer.
He established Hamgam Institute for children’s literature. The Institute received “The Best Publisher in Asia” and “The Best Publisher of the World” awards from Asian and worldwide festivals of children’s books illustration.
He was awarded Bratislava first prize (1970), UNESCO prize for education, Iran’s Book of the Year prize (1970) and several other awards. He was granted the title of “The best fiction writer in 20 years after the revolution” for the novel Fire without Smoke. His work has been translated into several languages.