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).


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European Union Prize for Literature announces the 2023 nominees

PRESS RELEASE of EUPL announcing the 2023 nominees

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