Category: Books

Anahid Literary Prize Winner Peelle Celebrates Release of Novel with Revue Readings

Anahid Literary Prize Winner Peelle Celebrates Release of Novel with Revue Readings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Acclaimed author Lydia Peelle will be celebrating the publication of her first novel The Midnight Cool (published January 2017 by Harper, a division of HarperCollins) with a string of appearances featuring a variety of music, readings and mixed media. The revue travels to Powerhouse Arena, 28 Adams St., in Brooklyn on March […]

Billboards Commemorating Armenian Genocide Go up in Greater Boston

Billboards Commemorating Armenian Genocide Go up in Greater Boston

BOSTON — Peace of Art has launched its annual campaign of awareness for the Armenian Genocide.  Starting March 10 to April 30, the group has put up billboards at seven locations, including Rte. 1A in Lynn, Rte. 1 in Malden, 495 in Methuen, and on April 1, on South East Expressway in Boston. Peace of Art www.peaceofart.org will display a […]

City of Orphans by Nora Nercessian: Book Review

City of Orphans by Nora Nercessian: Book Review

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff The destruction of the Armenian Genocide manifested itself in countless ways. One was the huge number of children left orphaned. The largest orphanage in the world at that time was created as a result. In 2016, after nearly a century, Nora N. Nercessian published the first monographic study of this […]

Hovannisian Volumes on Van and Bitlis-Mush Published in Turkish

Hovannisian Volumes on Van and Bitlis-Mush Published in Turkish

LOS ANGELES — Two volumes, Armenian Van and Armenian Bitlis & Mush, have been released in Turkish translation by Aras Publishers in Istanbul. Both volumes, edited by Richard G. Hovannisian, are from the UCLA international conference series “Historic Armenian Cities and Provinces,” begun by Hovannisian in 1997. The first conference focused on Armenian Van/Vaspurakan (first […]

Dr. Richard Hovannisian to Present New Book on Musa Dagh, Dört Yol, Kessab at Fresno State

Dr. Richard Hovannisian to Present New Book on Musa Dagh, Dört Yol, Kessab at Fresno State

FRESNO — Dr. Richard Hovannisian, Professor Emeritus of Armenian and Near Eastern History at UCLA, will present a talk on his newly published book, Armenian Communities of the Northeastern Mediterranean: Musa Dagh—Dört Yol—Kessab, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 27, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191. The presentation is the first […]

New Book by Alexanian Focuses on Surviving the Genocide as a Soldier

New Book by Alexanian Focuses on Surviving the Genocide as a Soldier

NEW YORK — The new memoir, Forced into Genocide: Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish Army, recalls Yervant Alexanian’s death-defying experiences in the center of the Armenian Genocide. Like other Armenians of his generation, he was an eyewitness to the massacre and dislocation of his family and fellow countrymen in Ottoman Turkey during […]

Uncorking the Caucasus: First English Guide to Wine Travel in Armenia, Georgia, and Turkey

Uncorking the Caucasus: First English Guide to Wine Travel in Armenia, Georgia, and Turkey

YEREVAN — Wine travel writers and wine promoters Dr. Matthew Horkey and Charine Tan debuted their first wine travel book, Uncorking the Caucasus: Wines from Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia, on September 30. Part travel narrative and part wine guide, the book will take the readers on an intimate tasting tour through the wine regions in […]

Peter Balakian Receives Pulitzer Prize for Poetry at Centennial Ceremony

Peter Balakian Receives Pulitzer Prize for Poetry at Centennial Ceremony

NEW YORK — On October 13 Peter Balakian picked up the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for poetry at the 100th anniversary ceremony of the Pulitzer Prizes held at Columbia University. Balakian was one of seven recipients in the fields of Letters, Drama, and Music. The winners had been announced in April. Among the others were Viet […]