Abkhaz writer Fazil Iskander dies

Abkhaz writer Fazil Iskander dies
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1 August 2016

Fazil Iskander, one of Abkhazia’s most famous authors, has died at age 87.

Iskander is best known for his humorous and satirical accounts of life in the Caucasus during the Soviet era.

Born in 1929 in the city of Sukhumi, the largest city in the disputed region of Abkhazia, Iskander wrote mainly in Russian and studied at Moscow’s Gorky Literary Institute, also working as a journalist. His most well known work is Sandro of Chegem, a three-volume novel about the interaction of a traditional mountain village with Soviet reality.

Source: NDTV