President of the Writers' Union of Armenia Levon Ananyan, 67, passed away on September 2. The information has been confirmed by Ananyan's relatives.
According to some data, he was hospitalized about 10 days ago with cancer.
Levon Ananyan was a graduate of the Yerevan State University, Department of Philology. He worked for a number of state journals. For approximately 25 years he worked for the "Garoun" monthly. In 1989, he became a member of the Writers Union of Armenia, and from 1990 - 2001 he was chief editor for "Garoun". In 2001, he was elected President of the Writers' Union of Armenia. He was re-elected as the RA Writers' Union Chairman in 2009. He lectured at the Yerevan State University Department of Journalism. Ananyan authored many articles on social and political issues, which have been printed in the state press. He also translated Russian and English books into Armenian.