Vugar Aslanov was born 1964 in Goranboy, Azerbaijan, at that time in the part of the former Soviet Union.

Aslanov studied literature at Baku State University in the capital of Azerbaijan from 1982 to 1983 and from 1985 to 1990. Starting in 1990, Aslanov worked for newspapers such as Tereggi-Tetis, Addym, Wyschka, and Jol in Baku, Azerbaijan. In 1995, he started the literary newspaper Kompas.

In 1997, he published his first book, The Milkman, and in 1999 in Baku, he published a second book, An American in Azerbaijan. In 1998, he emigrated to Germany.

His articles were published in newspapers including Frankfurter Neue Presse, Frankfurter Rundschau, Salzburger Nachrichten, taz, and Thüringer Allgemeine. He lectured on the economic and political situation in Azerbaijan, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Russia.

In 2007, the Berlin publishing house Wostok published Aslanov’s book On The Cotton Fields.  Aslanov received a grant from Filmpromotion of Hessen for his scenario Dianas servants (together with Felix Lenz).

The Delayed Column, another work by Aslanov, was published by Wostok in 2012 in Berlin.

2016 the Frankfurt publishing house Groessen Wahn published Aslanov’s book of Azerbaijani fairy tales.

Many stories of Aslanov are published in the Azerbaijani, Russian and German literary magazines and anthologies.

Two more stories of Aslanov are published in the World library foundation:

The Milkman

A Visit to the Cinema