YEREVAN (A.W.)—Famed Armenian novelist, editor, screenwriter, translator, and political figure Ruben Hovsepyan passed away on Oct. 27 at the age of 77.
Hovsepyan was born in Yerevan in 1939. In 1962, he 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 different languages. Hovsepyan has also edited several volumes and journals.
Hovsepyan became an active political figure in the early 1990’s, during the fall of the Soviet Union. He was an active member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) and served on different leadership positions within the party in Armenia. He also served as a parliamentarian in Armenia’s National Assembly.