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Ilyas Afandiyev

Ilyas Afandiyev
İlyas Əfəndiyev
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Born(1914-05-26)26 May 1914
Fuzuli Rayon, Azerbaijan
Died3 October 1996(1996-10-03) (aged 82)
Baku, Azerbaijan
ChildrenElchin 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)[1] and People’s Writer of Azerbaijan (1979).[2][3]


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.[4]

Afandiyev died on 3 October 1996 in Baku and was buried in the city's Alley of Honor.



  • Expectation (1940)
  • Bright ways (1947)
  • Spring floods (1948)
  • The Atayevs’ family (1954)
  • You are always with me (1965)
  • My guilt (1969)
  • A devil came from a fiery desert
  • A chandelier for ten mantas
  • Believe in us
  • I can’t forget (1968)
  • Erased diaries (1970)
  • The song stayed in the mountains (1971)
  • Weird boy (1973)
  • Voice coming from the gardens (1976)
  • Khurshidbanu Natavan (1980)
  • In the crystal palace
  • Shaikh Khiyabani (1986)
  • Our strange destiny (1988)
  • Sweethearts coupling in the hell (1989)
  • A single oleaster tree (1991)
  • Sensible and mad men (1992)
  • The ruler and a girl (1994)[5]


  • Willow channel (1958)
  • Cornel bridge (1960)
  • Three friends beyond mountains (1964)
  • Plane tree of khan
  • Fairy tale of bulbul and Valeh (1976-1978)
  • Old man, don’t look back (1980)


  1. ^ Ədəbiyyat, incəsənət və arxitektura sahəsində 1972-ci il Azərbaycan SSR Dövlət mükafatlarının verilməsi haqqında Azərbaycan KP MK-nın və Azərbaycan SSR Nazirlər Sovetinin 1972-ci il tarixli Qərarı
  2. ^ "ЭФЕНДИ́ЕВ, Ильяс Магомед оглы". 2012-02-21.
  3. ^ Respublikanın ədəbiyyat xadimlərinə Azərbaycan SSR fəxri adlarının verilməsi haqqında Azərbaycan SSR Ali Soveti Rəyasət Heyətinin 30 iyul 1979-cu il tarixli Fərmanı
  4. ^ "İlyas Əfəndiyev".
  5. ^ "İlyas Əfəndiyev".