Topic: Armenian literature

WATERTOWN — Anush Aslibekyan is a multitalented woman, a prolific theater critic, short story writer and playwright who visited the US at the end of 2022 while her play “Mercedes and Zarouhi” appeared in New York. From 2008,[...]

YEREVAN/MONTREAL, Canada — All my life I have been fascinated by the literary heritage and colorful biography of the eminent Armenian writer of the 20th century, Kostan Zarian, as well as the unusual history of the Zarian family, by[...]

YEREVAN — Last September, after several years of e-mail correspondence, I met French-Armenian translator and cultural figure Houry Varjabédian. Born in Casablanca, Morocco, in 1955, Houry has been living in Marseille since 1968, where[...]

FRANKFURT — The Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest and most important worldwide, is something I look forward to every October. This year, after two years of limitations imposed by the Covid pandemic, the fair opened as an in-person event,[...]

LOS ANGELES — On Friday, May 20, the UCLA Armenian Studies Department in conjunction with the Promise Institute, presented the long-awaited publication of the first volume poetry written in the Armenian language by an American-born[...]

LOS ANGELES — On Friday, May 20, at 6 p.m., (PST), the release of Tenny Arlen’s book of Armenian verse entitled Կիրքով ըսելու՝ ինչո՞ւ հոս եմ (To Say with Passion: Why Am I Here?) will take place in Bunche Hall[...]

YEREVAN/YABLONOVSKY, Russia — Few people in Armenia know Russian linguist and translator Alexey Lyubimov, despite his close ties with Armenia and the Armenian language. Recently, Vadim Arutyunov’s interview with him was posted on the[...]

In Three Apples Fell from The Sky (Oneworld, 2020), author Narine Abgaryan takes us to the heart of Maran, a village perched on a cliff in the Armenian highlands, at the farthest end of Manish-Kar. Abgaryan brings this isolated mountain[...]

LOS ANGELES — Prominent Armenian librarian and scholar Gia (Dziadzan) Aivazian passed away on February 10. Aivazian was born in Kavala, Greece on December 22, 1934. She received her B. A. (1966) in English literature, a Master’s in[...]

Is it a book? A work of art? Book art? Or perhaps an art book? Karén Karslyan’s 2020 tome goes by the name of Aterazma, a clever play on words: transliterated into Western Armenian, Baderazm, meaning war; the verb adel to hate and[...]