DIASPORAN ARMENIAN WRITER JIRAYR ATTARIAN PASSES AWAY IN NEW YORK

Noyan Tapan
Armenians Today
May 15 2006

NEW YORK, MAY 15, NOYAN TAPAN - ARMENIANS TODAY. Diasporan Armenian
writer and publicist Jirayr Attarian passed away in New York on May
9. The Istanbul "Marmara" daily informed about it, quoting information
of the "Hayrenik" (Fatherland) weekly published in the U.S. Jirayr
Attarian was born in Konya on August 7, 1914. He lost his father when
he was 2 years old, then when he was 9 years old he moved with his
uncle first to Damascus, then Lebanon. In Lebanon he collaborated
with the "Orian" radio. Attarian was one of the first editorial
staff members of the "Bagin" literary magazine. He was in Lebanon
a member of the Education Council for many years. During the first
years of the literary activity he wrote in the French language, then
translated his works into Armenian. In 1971 Jirayr Attarian moved
to the U.S. and settled in New York where he led the post of the
National Primacy Divine Head. Attarian is an author of two books,
the first of which is "Life is Beautiful," was published in 1981
in Beirut, and the second "Verj, Hajordiv" (The End in Succession),
in New York in 1991. He translated in 1987 Henry Vernoy's "Mother"
novel. Jirayr Attarian's 4th work was given to the publishing house
and was to be published in few days, but the writer was not fortunate
enough to see publication of his new book. His articles and stories
are gathered in this book of new type, consisting of 400 pages.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress