YEREVAN — On September 2 in Yerevan at the age of 67 passed away the President of the Writers’ Union of Armenia Levon Ananyan.

Levon Ananyan was born on October 13, 1946 in Koghb village of Tavush region. In 1964 he graduated from secondary school in Tavush. Levon Ananyan is a graduate of the Yerevan State University, Department of Philology. He has worked for a number of state journals. For approximately 25 years he worked for the “Garoun” monthly.

In 1989, he became a member of the Writers Union of Armenia, and from 1990 – 2001 he was chief editor for “Garoun”.

In 2001, he was elected President of the Writers’ Union of Armenia.

He lectured at the Yerevan State University Department of Journalism. He is the president of the Noyemberyan NGO. He is also a member of the Journalists’ Union.

He has authored many articles on social and political issues, which have been printed in the state press.

He has also translated and published Russian and English books to the Armenian language; he founded “Apollo” Publishers.

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