The book "Return to Panjroud" written by Andrei Volos and translated by Abtin Golkar has been published in Iran. In this book, the author depicts an imaginative story of Rudaki's life. " Return to Panjroud " - which has been well-received in Russia - won the Russian Booker Award.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, quoting Miras Maktoub, the story of the book begins at Rudaki's old age. Blinded by the order of Amir Nuh Samani, he recalls the different stages of his life after being released from the dungeon and on his way back to his native village of Panjroud.
The back of the book reads: "The road from Bukhara to Panjroud is long, especially if a blind old man is to set foot on it. Balad is a teenager who accompanies him. Where can you find a better companion? "They follow their destined path step by step, and step by step it becomes clearer that the old man can notice better than the boy."
Russian writer Andrei Volos was born in 1955. He has won prestigious awards such as Moscow-Penne, an Italian literary prize and the Anti-Booker award.