November 25, 2008

No work deserved this prize

Neelkantan brings to my attention, via email, this report at the Literary Saloon about the Sacred Defense Book of the Year awards in Iran:
This is the 12th edition of the event, which is annually held by the Foundation for the Preservation and Publication of Sacred Defense Works and Values (FPPSDWV) to honor writers of books on the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, which is known as the Sacred Defense in Iran.
And the winners are:

  • Poetry Section: No work merited the first prize
  • Children's Poetry Section: No works deserved the first and third prizes
  • Verbal Memory Section: No work was awarded the second prize
  • Fiction Section: No entry was given the first prize in this section.
  • Fictionalized Biography Section: No work was able to win the first and second prizes
  • War and Biography Section: No second or third prize was awarded.
  • Literary Research Section: No work was deemed worthy of the first, Second or third prizes in this section.
  • Military Research Section: No first or second prize was given.
  • Art Section: No work was able to win first, second or third prize in the Drama Section as well as in the Illustration and Photo Section.
  • Best Cover Design: No work deserved the first or third prize.
No.. this is no spoof! Apparently, we no longer need the services of The Onion to meet our daily dose of satire and wit! The world is a parody of itself!

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