The ‘Stone Dreams’ novel will cause even more harm to the Azerbaijani people and the national and state interests of Azerbaijan in the future, Head of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration’s Social and Political Department Ali Hasanov said. He was commenting on the translation of Akram Aylisli’s novel into Armenian, Azeri media report.
“The coming generations in Azerbaijan will suffer the consequences of this disgusting work,” he said, adding that in all times the Armenian side will use the novel against Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijani writer Akram Aylisli’s novel “Stone Dreams” has been recently published in Armenian. The novel has been translated by Leonid Zilfugharyan and published by “Nork” publishing house.
The novel by the Azeri author provoked an uproar in Azerbaijan, with Azeri lawmakers denouncing the work and protesters burning the author’s portrait outside his house.
According to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s decree, the writer was stripped of his presidential pension and the honorary title of People’s Writer of Azerbaijan.