Gurgen Khanjian is a writer and playwright. He is the author of ten books, including several novels, plays and short story collections. Khanjian has worked for public television and radio and has been published in various newspapers and literary magazines. His writing has been translated into Russian, Persian, Romanian and English. He is the editor of Gretert, the Armenian Union of Writers’ literary newspaper. His plays have been staged in Armenia and abroad. Distinctions include awards from the Government of Armenia, the Armenian Union of Writers’ and Narcis literary magazine. Khanjian also translates literature from Russian into Armenian.