On May 18th Aram Pachyan‘s P/F was announced as the Armenian winner of the EU Prize for Literature 2021.

This is the first time that Armenia is eligible for the awards and we are happy that a writer represented by ARI Literary Agency has received this honorable prize.

P/F is a fragmental, experimental novel with modulations characteristic of zen Buddhism Koans. Old and new Yerevan, the river Getar, the vanished tram and the “lonely” man, who tries to find himself in the city of his fading memories, they all meet in the novel. All the fragments of the novel are linked with each other, but their order does not matter at all and is just conditional. The author dedicated the book to all his tutors of Zen Buddhism. The fragments of the novel are interconnected, but their sequence is not important, it is totally random. After the first reading the book requires another one and many more if the reader has caught the essence of it. P/F is a novel with a new approach to life and to finding answers to many of your questions.

 

You can watch the winners announcement ceremony and hear the president of the Armenian jury Armen of Armenia presenting the winning book (at 5.28).

And here is the full presentation of the book in Armenian language.