Hovhannes Grigorian was born in the Shirak province of Armenia in 1945.
A graduate of Yerevan State University’s Department of Mathematical Linguistics, Grigorian worked for many years in a literary press. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Serund, a monthly online literary magazine and Mihr magazine. Grigorian has written numerous articles on publicity and critique. He has translated works by Jose Ortega y Gasset, Julio Cortázar, and Carlos Fuentes, as well as Russian and English authors. His own works have been translated into several languages. In 2002 Grigorian was awarded the Vahagn Literary Prize for his collected book of poems, Angels from the Childhood Sky, and in 1998 he received the Movses Khorenatsi medal for literary achievement. Hovhannes Grigorian died in February 2013.