Lusine Kharatyan

Lusine Kharatyan is a Yerevan-based cultural anthropologist and fiction writer. Her writing is significantly influenced by her anthropological research and fieldwork. She is the author of a collection of short stories Dead end forget-me-not (2020) and the 2017 novel the oblique book.

Published with a monetary prize from the First Yerevan Book Fest (2017), her collection of short stories Dead end forget-me-not, was shortlisted for the European Union Prize for Literature 2021. In 2019, Kharatyan was awarded a grant from the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, and Sport of Armenia for writing her second novel. 

Lusine holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota (2004), General Diploma in Demography from Cairo Demographic Center (2000), and a Diploma of higher education in History/Socio-cultural Anthropology from Yerevan State University (1999).

Lusine Kharatyan is the President of our Women Writer’s Committee (since 2021).


literature is political

Our Literature Has Mostly Been Leading Us into a Dead End So Far

This cycle in which we have been caught up for more than a hundred years has also been created through literature