Writer Hrant Matevossian Passes Away

Hrant Matevossian–a mastermind of modern Armenian literature–passed away in Yerevan on Wednesday after a long illness. He was 67.

Born in Lori–Matevossian inherited the purity and profound wisdom of the great Hovhannes Toumanian. He planted–in his works–the seeds of the intellectual mind–revealing the treasures of the Armenian spirit. Matevossian still had much to give to the people who will miss his philosophical wisdom and never-ending quest for justice.

Hrant Matevossian was born in 1935 in the Ahnitsor village of the Toumanian region. He has written short stories–novels as well as film scenarios. His works have been translated into Russian–German and English–and include "The Trees,"Autumn Sun," and "The Master."

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