Gevorg Ter-Gabrielyan - The “Godless” Movie Theater

Gevorg Ter-Gabrielyan was born in Yerevan in 1964. He published his first short story in 1980. He has published in Armenian the memoir-novel Hrant (2018) and three collections of fiction and essays: Square Cellar (2012), The Godless Movie Theater (2018), and The Problem of Short Poplars (2021). He is an author of many stories published in various collections, as well as several non-fiction essays, as well as editor of and contributor to a few non-fiction collections on tolerance in Armenian literature, the culture of violence in Armenia, and the essence of power. He is a recipient of various mentions and awards, including from the Ministry of Culture of Armenia, the Granish and Inknagir literary magazines/sites, the Galust Gulbenkian Foundation, the Decameron project, IBBY Armenia, etc. Gevorg has taught at various universities, has lived in six countries, and is a recognized speaker: many of his videopresentations on various social and humanities topics are available on the net. He leads Eurasia Partnership Foundation in Armenia since 2007.