Profiles

Kevork (George) Apelian (1941-2011)

Kevork (George) Apelian, famous as Tsiounagan for his chronicles and articles full of good humor, was born in Keorkuna, one of the villages of Kessab, in 1941. He received his primary education at the Armenian Evangelical Schools of his native village and then in Ainjar. Afterward, he pursued hi...

Babken Harutyunyan (1941–2013)

Babken Harutyunyan was born in 1941 in Yerevan. In 1958, after graduating with a gold medal from No. 72 Secondary School named after Hrachya Ajaryan, he was enrolled in the Faculty of History at the Yerevan State University, from where he graduated with honors in 1962. From 1963–1966, he was a...

Movses Bchakjian

Movses Bchakjian was born in Aleppo in 1940. From 1976 on he lived in Paris. In 1990, his novel, “The sparrows will not be frightened by the scarecrows,” was awarded the Haigashen Ouzounian Literary Award of the Tekeyian Cultural Association. In 1981, his short story, “The unforeseeable,...

Ruben Hosvepian

Prose writer Ruben Hosvepian was born in 1939 in Yerevan. He graduated from the Geological Faculty of Yerevan State University, as well as the Highest Training of Screenwriters and Film Directors in Moscow. As a geologist, he worked in Turkmenistan and in Armenia. He is the author of many books....

Berj Zeytuntsyan (1938-2017)

The writer, playwright, publicist and translator Berj Zeytuntsyan was born in 1938,  in Alexandria, Egypt. He was one of the repatriates of 1948. Zeytuntsyan graduated from the Ghazaros Aghayan secondary school in Yerevan, and in 1963,  he graduated from the Hi...

Rubina Peroomian, Ph.D.

A lecturer of Armenian language and literature, is currently a Research Associate at UCLA. She is the author of several books, textbooks, chapters in books, and research articles in scholarly journals on Armenian Question and the Armenian Genocide. Her major publications include Literary Respons...

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