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Hrant Matevosyan
Armenian writer

Hrant Matevosyan

Hrant Matevosyan
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Intro Armenian writer
Was Writer Screenwriter Prosaist
From Armenia
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Literature
Gender male
Birth 12 February 1935, Tumanyan, Ahnidzor
Death 19 December 2002, Yerevan (aged 67 years)
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Hrant Matevosyan (Armenian: Հրանտ Մաթևոսյան, 12 February 1935 - 19 December 2002) was an Armenian writer, script writer, an outstanding representative of contemporary Armenian fiction.

Biography

Hrant Matevosyan was born in the village of Ahnidzor, Armenia's Lori region. He studied in the village school then he continued his education in Pedagogical University of Kirovakan (now Vanadzor). In 1952 he moved to Yerevan where he worked in a printing house. From 1958 until 1962, Matevosyan was a proofreader in the Sovetakan Grakanutyun (Soviet Literature) magazine and the Grakan Tert (Literary Newspaper) newspaper.Hrant Matevosyan started his literary career in 1961 with his famous essay "Ahnidzor". His first story collection Ogostos (August) was published in 1967. He headed the Writers' Union of Armenia from 1995 until 2000. His literary pieces have been translated into around 40 languages, including Russian, English, French, German, Lithuanian, Estonian, Georgian, etc. He has a son and a daughter.

Matevosyan died on 12 December 2002 at age 67. He is buried at Komitas Pantheon which is located in the city center of Yerevan. He has two children, a son and a daughter.

Hrant Matevosyan's tomb at Yerevan's Komitas Pantheon

Education

  • Kirovakan Pedagogical University
  • 1958-1962 — Yerevan State Pedagogical Institute, Department of History and Linguistics
  • 1966-1967 — Moscow Higher Course on Scriptwriting

Awards

  • 1967 — "Дружба народов" (Friendship of Nations) magazine award
  • 1984 — USSR State Literature Award
  • 1984 — USSR State Literature Award
  • 1996 — Knight of RA Mesrop Mashtots order

Literary heritage

Short stories

  • 1962 — We and Our Mountains (short story)
  • 1974 — Carriage Horses
  • 1982 - Tashkend
  • 1973 — Autumn Sun
  • The Master
  • Along the Edge (incomplete)
  • Buffalo
  • The Country's Nerve

Stories

  • 1967 — August
  • 1967 — Orange Pony
  • 1967 — Mesrop
  • 1968 — Buffalo
  • 1987 - Trees

Publicistic articles, essys

  • Metsamor
  • In Front of White Paper
  • It's Me

Film scenarios and plays

  • 1969 — We and Our Mountains (film)
  • 1969 — The Poor's Honour (film)
  • 1975 — This Green, Red World (film)
  • 1977 — Autumn Sun (film)
  • 1977 — August
  • 1979 — Aramayis Yerznkyan (film)
  • 1983 - Neutral Zone (play)
  • 1984 — The Master (film)
  • 1992 — National Army (film)

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