The International Armenian Literary Alliance (IALA), the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center will host Literary Lights 2024, their second annual monthly reading series featuring new works of literature by Armenian authors. Each event — held online — will feature a writer reading from their work, followed by a discussion with an interviewer and audience members.
The event, which will take place on Zoom on January 27, at 12:00 PM EST, will feature Tololyan Literary Prize recipient Aida Zilelian, author of All the Ways We Lied. Zilelian will be joined by Nancy Agabian, author of Princess Freak (2000), Me as Her Again: True Stories of an Armenian Daughter (2008), and the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction finalist, The Fear of Large and Small Nations (2023).
By turns heartfelt and heart-wrenching, All the Ways We Lied introduces a cast of tragically flawed but lovable characters on the brink of unraveling. With humor and compassion, this spellbinding tale explores the fraught and contradictory landscape of sisterhood, introducing four unforgettable women who have nothing in common, and are bound by blood and history. Learn more about the novel and author.
Her books are available at: Bookshop.org, Abril Books, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Kew & Willow Books and Astoria Bookshop.
Other authors featured in Literary Lights 2024 will be Ariel Djanikian, Astrid Kamalyan, Anait Semirdzhyan, Leila Boukarim, Sona Avedikian, Lory Bedikian and Armen Davoudian.