Georgian TV Covered Activities of Azerbaijan State Translation Centre
The Georgian based “12th TV Channel” has broadcast a programme dedicated to the development of intergovernmental literary ties in the frame of successful international projects realized by the Azerbaijan State Translation Centre (AzSTC). Makvala Gonashvili, Chairman of the Georgian Writers’ Union, Bela Qeburia, a notable Georgian poet, Ilgar Garayev, Head of the International Relations Office at the Azerbaijan State Translation Centre, and Imir Mammadli, a writer-translator, Coordinator for literary relations with Georgia participated in the programme.
Jemal Gorgiladze, the host of the programme, a renowned Georgian journalist spoke about the importance of close literary ties established between Georgia and Azerbaijan in recent years, about the successful projects being implemented by the AzSTC in the field of literary exchange. Makvala Gonashvili, Chairman of the Georgian Writers’ Union, and Bela Qeburia, a notable Georgian poet spoke about the importance of the projects abroad, including Georgia, about the books published in Georgian, such as “An Anthology of Modern Azerbaijan Literature”, “The World Dissolves Like a Dream”, a collection of poems by Leyla Aliyeva, a young talented poetess, and the poem “Leyli and Majnun” by the great Azerbaijani poet Nizami Ganjavi due to the announcement of 2021 as a “Year of Nizami Ganjavi” in Azerbaijan. As it was stated by the participants, all these editions were met with interest and highly appreciated by the Georgian literary community and a wide range of readers.
Ilgar Garayev, Head of the International Relations Office at the AzSTC, and Imir Mammadli, a writer-translator, Coordinator for literary relations with Georgia thanked the Georgian colleagues for appreciating the Centre’s activities and spoke about future translation and publishing projects.
Orkhan Fikretoglu’s creativity on Spanish Literary Portal
“Alquibla”, the popular Spanish literature portal, has posted in Spanish the short story “The Tale of the Last Valiant” by Orkhan Fikretoglu, a popular Azerbaijani writer, as part of the AzSTC project “Azerbaijan Literature in an International Virtual World.”
The Book “Heydar Aliyev and Georgia” Presented in Tbilisi
The presentation ceremony of the book “Heydar Aliyev and Georgia” dedicated to the “Year of Heydar Aliyev” and published by the leading Georgian “Merani” Publishing House has been held in Tbilisi. In her opening speech at the event launched in the large assembly hall of the Parliament of Georgia Makvala Gonashvili, the Chairman of the Writers’ Union of Georgia and winner of the Rustaveli State Prize, spoke about Heydar Aliyev’s decisive role in the political, economic and social life of Georgia in the difficult periods of its history and energy projects thanks to which fundamental changes in the field of policy and economic realities in the region had been achieved. Then, Afag Masud, the Board Chair of the Azerbaijan State Translation Centre and People’s Writer took the floor.
The Book “Heydar Aliyev and Georgia” Is Out
The book “Heydar Aliyev and Georgia”, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founder of modern Azerbaijan, the world-famous political figure Heydar Aliyev, has been published in Tbilisi by the joint efforts of the Georgian intelligentsia and the Azerbaijan State Translation Centre (AzSTC).