Ruben Hovsepyan, Armenian author and politician, Died at 77

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Ruben Hovsepyan was born on May 5, 1939, in Yerevan, and died on October 27, 2016.

He was an Armenian novelist, translator and editor.

Ruben became politically active in the 1990s, and, as member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, served in the National Assembly from 2000 to 2007.

Hovsepyan studied geology at Yerevan State University, and graduated in 1962.

Hovsepyan became the editor-in-chief of Nairi Publishing House in 1982 and left in 1987, assuming the post of secretary of the Writers Union of Armenia in 1988.

He returned to editing for the magazine Nork in 1989, a position he held until his death.

He published approximately a dozen work in his literary career, which have been translated into other languages.

Hovsepyan was also a translator of Leo Tolstoy’s writings, and best known for a translation of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez.

He was named a Honored Worker of Culture (hy) by the Armenian government in 2014.

Ruben Hovsepyan passed away at 77 years old.

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