Ilyas Mahammad oglu Afandiyev was an Azerbaijan public writer, Notable dramatist, Prose-writer, Honored Art Worker of the republic, Azerbaijan State prize Laureate . Ilyas Afandiyev was born on May 26, 1914 in Fuzuli . He entered Azerbaijan State Insitute but later he came to Fizuli and began work as Geography teacher in school .
He had worked in different positions - Literary worker in «Yeni yol» and «Kommunist» newspapers, chief of the criticism department in «Әdәbiyyat qәzeti» newspaper, chief of the scenario department in Baku cinema studio , chief of the publication department in «İnqilab vә mәdәniyyәt» magazine.
Ilyas Afandiyev wrote in various genres, including short stories, novels, essays, and dramatics - «Söyüdlü arx» (1959), «Körpüsalanlar» (1960), «Dağlar arxasında üç dost» (1964), «Sarıköynәklә Valeһin nağılı» (1978), «Geriyә baxma, qoca» (1980), "Üçatılan" (1981) and etc. His works has been translated to another languages.