Fifth Annual Bita Prize for Literature: Houshang Seyhoun
The Bita Daryabari Endowment in Persian Letters, in the Iranian Studies Program will present the Bita Prize for Literature on Thursday, November 29th, 2012.
The recipient of this year's Bita Prize for Literature is Mr. Houshang Seyhoun
Houshang Seyoun is a renowned artist and architect known for his significant contributions to a new aesthetic of Iranian modernity and urban modernism. Born in Tehran in 1920, he received a degree in architecture from Tehran’s Honarkadeh college (house of the arts). Seyoun won numerous awards and competitions in his youth that testify to his creative brilliance, including the Iranian Association of Historic Monuments competition to design a memorial for the poet Ferdowsi. Finishing his studies at Honarkadeh, where he studied under Andre Godard, Seyoun was selected as the recipient of a French government scholarship to study art in Paris.
The Award presentation will take place at CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center, Stanford University, followed by a Reception at Oberndorf Events Center also located in the Knight Management Center.