International rights
Fleeting City, novel
Ayrıntı, Turkey
Mosaic Press, Canada
Belleville Editions, France

Jean-Chat (Hovhannes) Tekgyozyan is a writer and playwright. He has become known for his first novel Fleeting City published in 2012. He has previously published two collections of short stories, Wooden Shirt and Glass Sun, as well as essays on theater and cinema in The Doublesex Theater collection. His plays Metastasis and Non-People were staged by independent theaters in Armenia. In 2012 Metastasis was also presented at the Forum of the Chekhov International Theater Festival. His second novel Skin Pain was awarded with Orange Book Prize in 2012. Currently Tekgyozyan lives in Strasburg, France and works on his new novel Third Sex.


Third Sex («Երրորդ սեռ»), novel, Edge, 2019

Skinpain («Մաշկացավ»), novel, Antares, 2013

Fleeting City («Փախչող քաղաքը»), novel, Antares, 2012

Doublesex Theater («Երկսեռ թատրոն»), essays, Van Aryan, 2009

Glass Sun («Ապակու արև»), short stories, HGM, 2006

Wooden Shirt («Փայտե շապիկ»), short stories, Toner, 2003



Orange Armenia prize for the best novel for Skin Pain («Մաշկացավ»), 2012

Vahan Tekeyan Prize for The Glass Sun («Ապակու արև»), 2009

Grish Davtyan Award for The Doublesex Theater («Եկսեռ թատրոն»), 2009

International publications


The Day of the Butterfly, short story, translated by Samvel Mkrtchyan – Writers Hub