TEHRAN June 6 (MNA) –- Iranian translator, Farideh Mahdavi Damghani won the Florence Literary Prize on Saturday for her extensive work in translation of Italian literary works.

The award, the most prestigious after the Nobel and Pulitzer prizes, was presented for the Persian translations of "The Divine Comedy" and "La Vita Nuova" written by Italian poet and epic writer Dante, and 15 other literary works in Italian.


Last year, Damghani also won an award for her other Dante translations.


Damghani has translated 130 European literary works; her latest is a translation of poems of the Italian poet Eugenio Montale (1896-1981).



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