Editor of Artasahmanyan Grakanutyun, a quarterly journal for literature in translation, Samvel Mkrtchyan is also the translator of more than 30 books. He has translated, to name just a few, Shakespeare (Sonnets and Poems), William Faulkner (The Bear; Absalom! Absalom!), T. S. Eliot (The Waste Land and Other Poems), and other English and American Poetry. His latest translation was James Joyce’s Ulysses, published in two volumes in 2012. A native of Gyumri, he lives in Yerevan.