Writer, translator Ruben Hovsepyan passes away aged 77

Famed Armenian novelist, editor, screenwriter and  translator Ruben Hovsepyan passed away today at the age of 77.

Born in Yerevan in 1939, Hovsepyan graduated from the Faculty of Geology of Yerevan State University and went on to study screenwriting in Moscow.

His first book Searches was published in 1965. His more than a dozen books have been translated into several languages. Hovsepyan has also edited several volumes and journals.

Hovsepoyan has translated the works by Leo Tolstoy and Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ One Hundred Years of Solitude.

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