A creative meeting with known Tajik Russian-speaking poet and novelist Timur Zulfiqorov is taking place in Dushanbe today afternoon.  

A new book by Timur Zulfiqorov “The Wanderings of Khoja Nasreddin in the 21st Century” will be presented at the meeting that will be held at the National Library; starting time – 2:00 pm.

Timur Zulfiqorov (born August 17, 1936) is a Russian / Tajik poet, playwright, and novelist. He was born in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. He had lived for a long time in Moscow and he now lives in Dushanbe. 

Timur Zulfiqorov has written poems, using elements of ancient Russian and Muslim Sufi poetry.

He is holder of the Yasnaya Polyana Literary Award, which is given to authors of outstanding works.    

Timur Zulfiqorov is winner of Ivan Bunin Award for his work Zolotye Pismena Lyubvi (The Golden Letters of Love).

In 2020, Timur Zulfiqorov was awarded the Stars of the Commonwealth Award.

The Stars of the Commonwealth Award was established by the CIS Humanitarian Cooperation Council and the CIS Interstate Humanitarian Cooperation Fund in 2010. The award is presented in three nominations: for achievements in science and education, culture and art, and humanitarian activities.

Russia’s publishing house Khudozhestvennaya Literatura in 2010 nominated the novel by Timur Zulfiqorov “Stoyashchiy i Rydayushchiy sredi Begushchikh Vod” (Standing and Sobbing in the Rushing Waters) for a Nobel Prize in Literature.

Written in 1993, “Stoyashchiy i Rydayushchiy sredi Begushchikh Vod” is a novel about love during civil war. 

In the West Timur Zulfiqorov is called “Dante of Russian Literature.”