ARAM PACHYAN


Aram Pachyan is an acclaimed writer of new generation, with several prizes, including the honorable Presidential Prize for Literature. His first novel Goodbye, Bird has become a national bestseller in 2012 and is still in the top lists of bestselling Armenian literature. The play ‘I am a vegetarian’ was staged recently based on his novel ‘Goodbye, Bird’ and a musical piece ‘Pachyan Fragments’ by composer Aram Hovhannisyan, based on Pachyan’s unpublished fragmental fiction, was written and performed in the US in 2015.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. A feature film project is in the development in Armenia by Baghinyan Art Video production. 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.

International rights

Goodbye, Bird, novel

World English rights – Glagoslav publications, UK
World Arabic rights – Al-Arabi Publishing and Distributing, Egypt
Bulgarian rights – Paradox, Bulgaria
Macedonian rights – Bata Press, Macedonia

Robinson, short stories

Ukrainian rights – Stary Lev

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 publications

Journey by Bicycle, short story, translated into English by Nairi Hakhversi – Writers’ Hub

Toronto, short story, translated into English by Nyree Abrahamian  – Transcript magazine