ARAM PACHYAN

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Aram Pachyan is an acclaimed writer of independence generation, with several prizes, including the honorable Presidential Youth Prize. His first novel Goodbye, Bird has become a national bestseller in 2012 and is still in the top lists of bestselling Armenian literature. It has been translated into English, French, Bulgarian and the rights to Serbian are sold. He has been a writer in residence at Fall Residency of International Writing Program of the University of Iowa, Iowa, USA in 2018 and at Villa Waldberta, Munich, Germany in 2019.

The play ‘I am a vegetarian’ was staged in 2017 based on his novel ‘Goodbye, Bird’ and a musical piece ‘Pachyan Fragments’ by composer Aram Hovhannisyan, based on Pachyan’s ‘P/F’ novel, was written and performed in the US in 2015. ‘Goodbye, Bird’ opera is in the process of development in Munich, Germany by Art Concept International Association. Pachyan has also authored two short story collections ‘Robinson’ and ‘Ocean’. Robinson was published in Ukraine and the UK. Albanian rights are sold. Ukrainian edition was widely reviewed by literary critics and well accepted by readers and media. The collection ‘Ocean’ includes short stories and essays including works on arts, music, memory and author’s reading experience. His last book, a novel P/F was published in 2020. The book is a search for new fiction language and expression, new fragmental story-telling.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Robinson («Ռոբինզոն»), short stories, Antares 2012, Edge 2019

Goodbye, Bird («Ցտեսություն, Ծիտ»), novel, Antares 2012, Edge 2019

Ocean («Օվկիանոս»), short stories, Antares, 2014

P/F, novel, Edge Publishing House, 2020

INTERNATIONAL EDITIONS

GOODBYE, BIRD, A NOVEL

World English rights – Glagoslav publications, UK
Bulgarian rights – Paradox, Bulgaria
World French rights – Parentheses, France
Macedonian rights – Bata Press, Macedonia
Serbian rights – Agora, Serbia

ROBINSON, SHORT STORIES

Ukrainian rights – Stary Lev
World English rights – Glagoslav publications, UK
Albanian right – Ombra GVG, ALbania

AWARDS

2010 – Youth Prize of the President of Armenia
2009 – Prize of “Narcis” literary-cultural journal
2008, 2009 – Annual prize of “Gretert” literary newspaper

INTERNATIONAL EDITIONS COVERS