Afag Masud

Afag Masud

Afag Masud (Azeri: "Afaq Məsud") (3 June 1957, Baku) is an Azerbaijani writer.


Born Afag Masud qizi Valiyeva in Baku, Azerbaijan, she became interested in professional writing in her teenage years. She wrote and published her first novel "Gargish" ("Curse") in 1978, at the age of 21. In the following years, she published 8 more novels as well as numerous short stories, essays and plays. In her works, Masud uses psychologism to emphasize the experiences of her protagonists. She abandons the idea of setting novels in a specific locale pointing out the universal nature of the described issues. Even though almost all of the protagonists in her works are female and the problems dealt with are for the most part gender-specific, Masud disagrees with those who consider her a feminist icon [ Unknown Bakuvians: Afag Masud] . " "]

In 2001, Afag Masud obtained a Ph.D. degree at the University of Vienna. The focus of her research was the role of Azerbaijani female writers in European studies of the Orient. [az icon [ Master of Novel Writing] . "525-ci gazet", #13(2363). 25 January 2007]

She is also famous for translating works by world-renowed authors such as Franz Kafka, Guy de Maupassant and Gabriel Garcia Marquez into Azeri. She currently works as the editor-in-chief of the Azerbaijani literary magazine "Khazar".

List of works

*"Üzü işığa"
*"II İohann"
*"Yataqxana" (" [ "Dormitory", read in English] ")
*" [ The Crash, read in English"]
*" [ The Sparrows, read in English"]
*" [ The death of the Rabbit, read in English"]


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