By Henri Verneuil
A French-Armenian playwright and filmmaker, Henri Verneuil was born Ashod Malakian to Armenian parents in Rodosto, East Thrace, Turkey. When Ashod was a little child, his family moved to France and settled in Marseille. He later recounted his childhood experience in the novel Mayrig, which he dedicated to his mother and made into a 1991 film with the same name.
Western Armenian Edition (1985) / English Edition St. Vartan Press (2005)