|Born||26 May 1914|
Fuzuli Rayon, Azerbaijan
|Died||3 October 1996 (aged 82)|
|Children||Elchin Afandiyev and Timuchin Afandiyev|
Ilyas Mahammad oglu Afandiyev (Azerbaijani: Əfəndiyev İlyas Məhəmməd oğlu) was an Azerbaijani and Soviet writer, member of Azerbaijan Union of Writers (1940), Honored Art Worker of Azerbaijan (1960), laureate of the State Prize of Azerbaijan (1972) and People’s Writer of Azerbaijan (1979).
Ilyas Afandiyev was born on 26 May 1914 in Karyagino, Russian Empire (now Fuzuli Rayon, Azerbaijan). In 1938, he graduated from the Lenin Azerbaijan State Pedagogical Institute in Baku. In 1939, his “Letters from the village” collection was published. In 1945, his “Serene nights” collection of stories was published. The collections are dedicated to the Soviet intelligentsia. Afandiyev was also noted as a playwright covering psychological themes which are still performed. He was the author of novels, sketches and literary-critical articles.
Afandiyev died on 3 October 1996 in Baku and was buried in the city's Alley of Honor.
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