Anna Davtyan is a poet, fiction writing and playwright. She studied English language and literature at Yerevan State University, and then moved on to studying photography at Caucasus Media Institute. Davtyan is a literary translator focusing on contemporary literature, and works to and from English. She is the author of an Armenian-English bilingual book of poetry, Book of Gratitude (Yerevan, 2012). Anna is also the winner of  annual Yerevan Book Fest prize in the nomination best fiction, 2019.

She is teaching creative writing at TUMO Center for Creative Technologies.

Published in 2020, Anna Davtyan’s novel Khanna became a sensation and a new word in the Armenian modern literature. The novel was written in the frames of a grant received from The Ministry of Culture and Education of Armenia, in 2019.



Khanna, novel, Metro publishing 2020

Book of Gratitude, poetry, Actual Art, 2012


Groghutsav literary portal

Khanna, by Anna Davtyan

“What are the novels for? For the readers to read them. Each novel is precepted uniquely. While reading Anna Davtyan’s novel Khanna, you swim and float and don’t see the rescue shore, only some isles between which the story wanders. Shoreless water, where you drown.”