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11 September 2020 [16:57] - Today.Az

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Russian Roman film channel has listed Elchin Safarli's book among Top 10 best-selling love novels in Russia. His book "The House where the light is on" took the eighth place in the ranking.

The rating is based on data provided by the largest Russian book chains and online stores.

The list also includes books by such writers as Anna Todd, Sally Rooney and Elizabeth Gilbert.

"The House where the light is on" is a story of love, loss and finding of the long-awaited peace. Written in the epistolary genre, this book includes frank, happy and sad letters addressed by the grandmother to her granddaughter, with whom she is not even familiar.

The book consists of letters from the main character Anna. She writes them to her granddaughter Flora, but never sends them. In the letters, she speaks of her life, love and shares her experiences. Through his heroes, Safarli tries to uncover the very concept of love - a sense of something multifaceted and deep. He says that there is no wrong love, just as there are no ugly colors. The author dedicated the book to his Russian grandmother Anna Pavlovna. 

In 2019, Forbes Russia included this book in the list of the 12 best-selling novels of 2019.

Safarli is also the author of the bestsellers "Sweet salt of the Bosphorus" and "There without coming back".

The novel "Sweet salt of the Bosporus" earned the approval of the Nobel laureate for literature Orhan Pamuk. The famous Turkish writer, with whom Safarli met at the 11th Congress of the Azerbaijan Writers Union, presented the review to his first book.

"When I talk to this talented young man, I am convinced that the world literature still has a future," Pamuk said. 

Therefore, the Russian press nicknamed Safarli "the young Orhan Pamuk", and the author received the "Discovery of the Year" title in 2008.

In 2011, Safarli produced the short film "Alone with everyone".

Elchin Safarli's stories collected in his books are often part of his life, which he shares with readers.

Safarli's works have gained immense popularity and their number is already quite large. The author is famous for his amazing laconic style of writing.

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