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7th Annual Bita Prize for Persian Arts: Iraj Pezeshkzad Past

Friday, Nov 7, 2014 ,
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
- Stanford, CA, United States

Each November, the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies at Stanford University awards the Bita Prize to an esteemed Iranian scholar, writer or artist. The award is intended to celebrate a lifetime of singular accomplishments. among previous award recipients are Simin Behbahani, Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Bahram Beyzaie and Houshang Seyhoon.
Our award recipient this year is Iraj Pezeshkzad. He was born in Tehran in 1928, and educated in Iran and France where he received his degree in Law. He served as a judge in the Iranian Judiciary for five years prior to joining the Iranian Foreign Service. He began writing in the early 1950s by translating the works of Voltaire and Molière into Persian and by writing short stories for magazines. His novels include Haji Mam-ja'far in Paris, and Mashalah Khan in the Court of Haroun al-Rashid.

His most famous work My Uncle Napoleon, was published in 1973 and earned him national acclaim and was accoladed by Iranian and international critics alike as a cultural phenomenon. It is a social satire and a masterpiece of contemporary Persian literature.

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