Topic: Literature

By Kristine Melkonyan YEREVAN — The 28th Vahan Tekeyan Awards ceremony of the Tekeyan Cultural Association (TCA) of Armenia, supported by the Shake Tekeyan-Ghazarian Fund of the TCA of the United States and Canada, took place on[...]

YEREVAN – Ziné (Mamoyan) is one of most extraordinary people I have met. This Yezidi beauty was born in Ashtarak, Armenia, raised in the village and in the mountains, received her secondary and higher education in Yerevan and studied at[...]

The United States of America has been portrayed as the land of freedom and opportunity, a refuge for the oppressed and the poor. Immigrants from all over the world come to America and struggle to create a new life. Stories of individual[...]

By Steve Hauk PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. — The following remembrance of William Saroyan and John Steinbeck by journalist and writer Steve Hauk first appeared at on June 19, 2021. Steinbeck Now is an independent information[...]

YEREVAN / SAMARA, Russia — Russian poet and writer Artsvi Shahbazyan was born in 1992 in Kirovakan (now Vanadzor, Armenia), to an athlete and a reserve officer. In 2000, his family moved to Samara, Russia. As a teenager, Artsvi went in[...]

LOS ANGELES — On a recent visit to ABRIL bookstore in Glendale, I picked up copies of Zabel Yessayan’s Captive Nights and of Shushanik Kurghinian’s I Want To Live. While I was familiar with Yessayan, and had read some of her oeuvre,[...]

Special to the Mirror-Spectator “Today he’s forgotten, the most forgotten famous writer of the 20th century.” Mark Arax The reception of a literary text would probably be different if we did not espouse various theories to read[...]

YEREVAN/GIZA, EGYPT — Ahmed Magdy Hammam (born 1983) is an Egyptian novelist, storyteller and journalist. Ahmed started working as a cultural journalist since 2010, collaborating with Al-Ahram, Akhbar el-Yom, Al-Dustour, and other media.[...]

By Taleen Postian Special to the Mirror-Spectator I first came across Hyebred, a bi-annual, not-for-profit, online literary magazine when I was in my freshman year of college. I was looking for magazines and journals to publish my poetry,[...]

( Award-winning author Chris Bohjalian was a columnist for Gannett’s Burlington Free Press where the following story ran on May 17, 2015.  He graduated from Amherst College and lives in Vermont with his wife and[...]