Lusine Kharatyan - #America_Place

Lusine Kharatyan (b. 1977) is a Yerevan-based cultural anthropologist and writer. Born and raised in Soviet and post-Soviet Armenia, she has lived and studied in different parts of the world, including Russia, Egypt, and the USA. Her writing is significantly influenced by her anthropological research and fieldwork, as well as her travels. Kharatyan is the author of a collection of short stories Անմոռուկի փակուղի (Dead End Forget-me-not, 2020) and the novel Ծուռ գիրք (The Oblique Book, 2017). Published with a monetary prize from the First Yerevan Book Fest, in 2021 her collection of short stories Dead End Forgetme-not was shortlisted for the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL). Kharatyan is a member of PEN International and the Chair of Women Writers’ Committee of PEN Armenia.