By Laman Ismayilova
International Union of Writers has published literary collection "Around the World".
The collection inludes the works of the finalists of the International Peace Prize.
Living in different cities of Russia and in different countries of the world, they are ready to tell readers about their homeland, share their innermost and lend a hand of friendship to everyone who cares about this world.
Azerbaijan is represented by the stories of the national writer Ramiz Abbasli and the essays of the literary critic and publicist Sariya Mammadova.
Ramiz Abbasli writes his stories, narratives and novels in Azerbaijani. He writes in both Azerbaijani and Russian. He translates the fiction from English, German and Russian. The story "School of Seven Villages" (1996) made Ramiz Abbasli aroused great interest among the readers. He is the author of such novels as "Mirage" (2000), "Dark nights" (2008), "The Name of the Thief" (2015), etc.
Sariya Mammadova is a laureate of many national and international literary awards, including Writer of the Year for 2013-2015, Russian Literary Prize, Prince Boris and Gleb Medal, St. George Ribbon as well as multiple international certificates and honorary diplomas from Russia, USA, Great Britain, Syria and other countries.
The collection also includes works by writers from Bulgaria, Georgia, Israel, Latvia, Poland, the USA and Russia.
The International Union of Writers (the International Union of Writers, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists) is the world's largest organization of professional writers. The union was founded in 1954. Until recently, the headquarters of the organization was in Paris; at the moment, the main division is located in Moscow.
Notably, Azerbaijani writers have entered the long list of the "International Peace Prize 2020-2021" .
The prize was established by the International Union of Writers and members of the World Circle of Peace Ambassadors (Paris - Geneva) in 2020 with the aim of strengthening interethnic peace and harmony.
National writers Chingiz Abdullaev, Ramiz Abbasly (Ramiz Barkhudarov), Ramiz Deniz (Ramiz Gasimov) are nominated for the best prose.
Nariman Hasanzade, Sabir Rustamkhanli are nominated for the best poetry, Chingiz Abdullaev - "Detective novel", Sariya Mammadova -"Publicism", Ramiz Deniz- "Children's Literature".
The International Union of Writers is the world's largest organization of professional writers, founded in 1954. The headquarters of the organization was located in Paris until 2010. Its main division is located in Moscow.
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