Topic: Literature

LONDON (The Guardian) — The Guardian newspaper has listed Russia-based Armenian writer Narine Abgaryan among Europe’s most exciting authors. Below is her story. A Russian writer of Armenian origin, Narine Abgaryan is already renowned[...]

FRESNO — Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Berberian Coordinator of the Armenian Studies Program, announced that the English translation of Bedros Keljik’s Armenian-American Sketches has been published by the Armenian Series of The Press,[...]

GLENDALE – The two most recent books published by Edmond Y. Azadian were presented at a program at Glendale Public Library on Friday, January 17, 2020. Levon Barseghian, president of the Asbarez Club of Gyumri, Armenia, and literary[...]

BELMONT, Mass. — The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) announced this week the winners of the 2019 Dr. Sona Aronian Book Prizes for Excellence in Armenian Studies: Prof. Tamar M. Boyadjian for The City[...]

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN/CLOSTER, N.J. — Karen Samunjan (Garry Samunjian) is a multitalented professional, born in 1967 in Tbilisi and living in the US. In 1985 he entered the Faculty of Architecture of[...]

By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL (Al-Monitor) — A small book publisher is introducing Turkish readers to long-snubbed Armenian literary figures while also fighting to rescue Western Armenian, making Istanbul an improbable center of book[...]

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN — The new year, 2020, will mark the 35th year that Venice, the city of doges, canals, bridges, masks and renowned blown glass, will breathe with Armenian language and culture[...]

In the early 2000s, I was in Armenia when I called Silva Kaputikyan (or Gaboudigian in Western Armenian) on the last day of my trip. I apologetically informed her that my visit to her would not last more than one hour, because of time[...]

FRESNO — The Society for Armenian Studies (SAS) held its 45th annual member meeting and sponsored panels at the 53rd Annual Conference of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) in New Orleans, LA. On the afternoon of Thursday,[...]

LONDON — I Ask You, Ladies and Gentlemen is Leon Surmelian’s personal tale of deep sorrow and profound gratitude, of terrible loss and a lively embrace of life itself. The out-of-print book, first published in 1945, a bestseller in its[...]