Sevda Sevan

Sevda Sevan (Armenian: Սևդա Սևան; November 6, 1945 – May 16, 2009) was a prominent Armenian-Bulgarian writer, the Ambassador of Armenia in Bulgaria from 1994 to 2005. Sevda Sevan was the third wife of Bulgarian writer and editor Varban Stamatov[1][2]

Sevda Sevan
Ambassador of Armenia to Bulgaria
In office
1994–2005
PresidentLevon Ter-Petrossian
Robert Kocharyan
Preceded byOfficr created
Succeeded bySergey Manassarian
Personal details
BornNovember 6, 1945
Nova Zagora
DiedMay 16, 2009(2009-05-16) (aged 63)
Sofia
NationalityArmenian-Bulgarian
Spouse(s)Varban Stamatov
Professionwriter and diplomat

Journal “Novinar”, 17.04.2008, Sofia, Interview with author Sevda Sevan, “I am ashamed that our Parliament doesn’t recognize the Armenian genocide”

When asked by Aglika Georgieva, who was her teacher in the art of writing, Sevda replied: “I had the best teacher – my husband, the writer and great editor Varban Stamatov. Up to the first 30 pages he guided me gently but firmly – not scribbling all over my manuscript, but suggesting to me – that “prose has to be muscular, it has to be alive, thriving, to be aromatic. Strain yourself, try to remember the smells” (of early childhood), he used to say to me. So probably those aromas had been just there in my subconscious, because effortlessly, they started arriving."[3]

BooksEdit

  • Rodosto, Rodosto

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Armenian Bulgarian Writer Sevda Sevan dies". PanArmenian. May 19, 2009.
  2. ^ http://novinar.bg/.../sevda-sevan-sramuvam-se-che-parliamentat-ni-ne-prizna-%20armenskiia-genotcid_MjYyNDs2.html
  3. ^ Скончалась известная армянская писательница Севда Севан Archived 2009-05-20 at the Wayback Machine in regnum.ru (in Russian)