Topic: Books

Micheline Aharonian Marcom’s a brief history of yes (Dalkey Archive Press, 2013) is the story of two lovers, the blond-haired, blue-eyed American man and the dark-eyed, dark-haired girl from Portugal, who say yes when they first meet at[...]

After the Armenian Genocide, books trying to encapsulate and memorialize life as remembered in the home village or town of refugees forced forever to leave their native lands multiplied. The authors, themselves often eyewitnesses to many[...]

Few books shine quite so spectacularly as Anahid Kassabian’s ground-breaking Ubiquitous Listening: Affect, Attention, and Distributed Subjectivity. Kassabian has held important positions in academia, including the James and Constance[...]

For close to 50 years, Denis Donikian has been a voice for the voiceless, a great littérateur and artist, an outspoken critic of corruption and dictatorship wherever he has found them—briefly said, a rare voice among Armenian writers.[...]

LOS ANGELES — Prior to reading Micheline Aharonian Marcom’s The Brick House (Awst Press, 2017), a novel that explores the horrors of the modern city through the irrational world of dreams, I had stumbled upon Marcom’s latest novel,[...]

WASHINGTON — Author Ken Janjigian puts a lot of himself into his work. In fact, in his latest novel, A Cerebral Offer (Livingston Press, University of West Alabama, 2020), he combines several of his interests: San Francisco, old[...]

“She had promised to kill the child as soon as it was born.” These chilling words begin Susannah Harutyunyan’s Ravens Before Noah, which was awarded the 2016 Presidential Prize for Literature. Born in 1963, Harutyunyan has published[...]

BELMONT, Mass. — On April 20, the Armenian Center at Columbia University, the National Association of Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) with the co-sponsorship of the Research Institute on Turkey offered a fascinating lecture by Dr.[...]

FAIR LAWN, N.J. — On Tuesday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. (ET), join historians Ümit Kurt and Dirk Moses for a conversation on Kurt’s new book, The Armenians of Aintab: The Economics of Genocide in an Ottoman Province. “If genocide, as a[...]

PARIS — Serpouhi Hovaghian: The Earth Alone Can Help Us , Notebook of an Armenian Genocide Deportee was published on April 29 by the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF). This critical edition is by Raymond Kévorkian and[...]