Hrant Ignati Matevosyan (Armenian: Հրանտ Իգնատի Մաթևոսյան, 12 February 1935 - 19 December 2002) was an Armenian writer and screenwriter. By the time of his death he was considered Armenia's "most prominent and accomplished contemporary novelist".
Hrant Matevosyan was born in 1935 in the village of Ahnidzor, now located in Armenia's Lori Province. He studied in the village school then continued his education at the Pedagogical University of Kirovakan (now Vanadzor). In 1952 he moved to Yerevan where he worked at a printing house. From 1958 until 1962, Matevosyan was a proofreader for the magazine Sovetakan Grakanutyun ("Soviet Literature") and the newspaper Grakan Tert ("Literary Newspaper").
Matevosyan started his literary career in 1961 with an essay "Ahnidzor". His first story collection Ogostos (August) was published in 1967. He headed the Writers' Union of Armenia from 1995 until 2000. His literary pieces have been translated into around 40 languages, including Russian, English, French, German, Lithuanian, Estonian, and Georgian.
- Kirovakan Pedagogical University
- 1958-1962 — Yerevan State Pedagogical Institute, Department of History and Linguistics
- 1966-1967 — Moscow Higher Course on Scriptwriting
- 1962 — We and Our Mountains (short story)
- 1974 — Carriage Horses
- 1982 - Tashkent
- 1973 — Autumn Sun
- The Master
- Along the Edge (incomplete)
- The Country's Nerve
- 1967 — August
- 1967 — Orange Pony
- 1967 — Mesrop
- 1968 — Buffalo
- 1987 - Trees
Articles and essays
- In Front of White Paper
- It's Me
Film scripts and plays
- 1969 — We and Our Mountains (film)
- 1969 — The Poor's Honour (film)
- 1975 — This Green, Red World (film)
- 1977 — Autumn Sun (film)
- 1977 — August
- 1979 — Aramayis Yerznkyan (film)
- 1983 - Neutral Zone (play)
- 1984 — The Master (film)
- 1992 — National Army (film)
- Danielian, Gayane; Tamrazian, Harry (19 December 2002). "Prominent Armenian Writer Passes Away". RFE/RL.
- Matevosyan's memorial tombstone at Komitas Pantheon