The books of famous Armenian-Russian writer Narine Abgaryan have been named the most popular in Bulgaria in 2017, while her novel “Three Apples fell from Heaven” was named the year’s fiction bestseller. As the press department at the foreign ministry reported, a special meeting honoring the famous write was organized by “Yerevan” organization and “Labyrinth” Bulgarian Publishing House in Sofia. It was attended by members of the Armenian community, intellectuals and art workers.
The event was attended by the Armenian Ambassador to Bulgaria Armen Sargsyan.
During the event works by the writer that had been translated into Bulgarian were presented After the presentation a Q/A session took place, where Narine Abgaryan responded to numerous questions from the auditorium, speaking of her childhood in hometown Berd, the prototypes of her heroes, the Armenian Genocide and the Karabakh conflict among other things.
It is noted that from September 5-7, similar meetings will take place in Plovdiv, Stara Zagora and Burgas towns.
To add, Narine Abgaryan was born in 1971 in Berd, Armenia, to the family of a doctor and a school teacher. She graduated from Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences with a teacher’s diploma in Russian Language and Literature. Abgaryan is the author of eight books, including her bestselling and prize-winning (Manuscript of the Year 2010 and Russian Literature Prize) trilogy about Manyunya, a busy and troublesome 11-year-old in the small Armenian town of Berd. Abgaryan’s other book for children, Semyon Andreich, received the BABY-NOSE from New Literature Prize in 2013, as the best children’s book of the decade. Narine Abgaryan is also the editor of several anthologies of modern Russian prose. Since 1993, Narine has lived in Moscow with her husband and son.