Yerevan, Armenia — Armenian writer Grant Matevosian, whose descriptions of contemporary village life earned him the title “Singer of the Village,” died Dec. 19 after a long illness. He was 67.
Mr. Matevosian began his literary career in the mid-1960s, using his works to explore village life behind under Soviet rule. Among his most famous works were August, Trees and Us and Our Mountains, which was adapted into a film.
His works were greatly admired not only in Armenia but also by Armenian diaspora.
From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Matevosian headed Armenia’s Writers Union.