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Location: Yerevan, Armenia

Gender: F

Member Since: December 2019

Last online: November 2022

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My name is Tatyana Martirosyan. I am a Russophone writer of Armenian origin. I was born in 1954, in Baku, Azerbaijan. In 1976 I graduated from the Azerbaijan State University, Faculty of Physics. In 1988 I left for Armenia and settled in Yerevan. Here, in 1994, I graduated from American University of Armenia.

I made quite a few career changes; I worked as a programmer, project manager, journalist, marketer, translator, literary editor, etc. At the same time, I wrote poetry and prose. However, being also interested in physics, mathematics, history, psychology, painting, I did not consider literature to be my major vocation for a long time. The “revolution in my consciousness” happened as a result of the collapse of the former Soviet Union when I felt a need to comprehend what had happened and to express that understanding in a literary form. Thus, my first novel—“The Lying Eight»—was written; it was published in 1997 by the ARMENPRESS News agency where I worked back then.

My works were published in collected stories, literary magazines, newspapers, and in separate editions. In 2005 my novel “The Law of Pendulum” won III Incentive Jury Prize and a Diploma in The International Literary Prize Russkaya Premia. In 2009 my short story “The Planet of God’s Fools” won II prize in the Armenia-based Science Fiction Contest Armcon.

Below you can see the list of my printed publications.

“The Lying Eight”, novel, separate edition, Yerevan, 1997;

“The Code of Life”, short story, “Literary Armenia” Quarterly, Yerevan, 2002;

“The Escape from the Absolute”, short story, “Collected Stories of the Writers-Refugees of South Caucasus”, Yerevan, 2003;

“The Strings of Beads”, compositions of mini stories, “Literary Armenia” Quarterly, Yerevan, 2005;

“The Scythe of Pendulum”, short story, “Literary Armenia” Quarterly, Yerevan, 2006;

“And I Threw the Coin”, short story, Collected Stories and Poems “Revival in Fatherland”, Yerevan, 2007;

“The Prisoner of War’s Day”, short story, Collected Stories “The Territory of Polemic”, Yerevan, 2009;

“Antionyma”, short story, “Literary Armenia” Quarterly, Yerevan, 2009;

“The Mysterious Poet Michael Lermontov”, short story, “Literary Armenia” Quarterly, Yerevan, 2010;

“The Club of Losers”, short story, “Literary Armenia” Quarterly, Yerevan, 2011;

Two-volume edition: Vol. I – “If Eve Had Overcome the Temptation”; Vol. II – “Saga of Maya”, “Altaspera” Publishing & Literary Agency Inc., Toronto, 2014;

“Dreams about Life”, book of poems; the book also includes a historical play “Morphia and Melisende”, “Altaspera” Publishing & Literary Agency Inc., Toronto, 2014;

Selections of poems – different selections published in the magazines: “Literary Armenia”, 1996, “Armenian Herald”, 1998, “Law and Reality”, 2006; in the newspapers: “Epoch”, 1991, 1992, “Republic of Armenia”, 1994, “Urartu”, 1993, “Elitist Newspaper”, 03.2011, 12.2011; in the collected stories and poems “Revival in Fatherland”, 2007.

The electronic versions of my works you can find on the website


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