ARAM PACHYAN

Fiction writer, essayist

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. His works have been translated into English, French, Bulgarian and Serbian . 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 was staged in Munich, Germany by Art Concept International Association and premiered in December 2021.

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.