Karine Khodikyan is an acclaimed playwright, screenwriter, fiction writer and journalist. She was the editor of fiction and poetry division at Garun magazine for more than 12 years, and has been the editor-in-chief of Grankat Tert since 2011. She was the Vice Minister of Culture and is currently a TV host of Between You and Me show at Public Television. Khodikyan’s plays were staged in Armenia, USA, Russia and Ukraine. She has published two books of plays and a book of short stories and is working on her irony detective novel.


Big Trilogy («Մեծ եռագրություն»), short stories, Armav, volume 2, 2017

Big Trilogy (“Մեծ եռագրություն”)plays, VMV print, volume 1, 2013

My classics («Իմ դասականները»), plays, self-published, 2011

I Am Returning, Forget («Վերադառնում եմ, մոռացեք»), audiobook, self-published, 2011

Plays, English edition, Van Arian, Yerevan, 2008թ

Time to Play, («Խաղի ժամանակը»), Union of Writers of Armenia, Yerevan, 2004

Two Plays, («Երկու պիես»), Van Arian, 2003

The Street of the Dead Love («Մեռյալ սիրո փողոցը»), short stories and a play, Apollo, Yerevan, 2001

Plays («Պիեսներ»), Apollon, Yerevan, 1997


2015 – Levon Shant Award of the Writers’ Union of Armenia for the collection of plays

2015 – Stories Without Borders International Drama Competition (Germany) 1st prize for Lottery and The Women of War plays

2015 – Armenian Writers Union Prize, The Best Writer of 2014

2014 – Armenian Writers Union Prize, The Best Writer of 2013

2013 – The Armenian in the 21st Century Prize awarded by Armenian International Congress, Union of Armenian in Russia and Writers’ Union of Armenia for the play One Hour of Memory

2013 – Golden Apricot international film festival, Best Screenplay, Interrupted Childhood

2012 – UN Population Fund Forum Theatre Award for Short Plays, 1st prize for Colors of Rainbow

2011 – Levon Shant Award of the Writers’ Union of Armenia for My Classics collection of plays

2010 – Resurrection of the Present Modern Drama 1st International Festival, 3rd prize for The One That Doesn’t Exist

2009 – Armenian Democratic Liberal Party Awards, Golden Medal for the achievements as the founder of Drama magazine and for promotion of contemporary playwrights

2006 – International Drama Festival Manila, Philippines, Lauriat for Second Will

2005 – Armono International Drama Festival, best play award for Tract about the Handkerchief

2004 – Armono International Drama Festival, 2nd prize for Second Will

2003 – Fridtjof Nansen Medal for the development of the national drama

2002 – Armenian Writers Union prize for the best play for How to Marry a Man, (staged as Woman Under the Rain)

2002 – Artist prize of Sundukian Theater and Yerevan Municipality for supporting the development of national drama

1999 – Golden Cane state literary prize for the collection of plays

1998 – Ministry of Culture and Paradise Company awards for the best short film for The Last Gypsy

1997 – UN Yerevan Office international award for the best publicity article for The Participants of the Theater of the Absurd

1997 – Golden Pen awards of the Union of Armenian Journalists


For the list of plays by Karine Khodikyan, please visit her Talent page.