A Literary Evening with Armenian-American Author Micheline Aharonian Marcom
October 23, 2012
Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 7:00-9:00 PM
Place: AUA, PAB Akian Gallery
This event is open to the public. The lecture is in English.
Prof. Marcom’s bio: Micheline Aharonian Marcom was born in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia to an Armenian-Lebanese mother and an American father, and raised in Los Angeles. She has published four novels, including a trilogy of books about the Armenian genocide and its aftermath in the twentieth century. She has received fellowships and awards from the Lannan Foundation and the Whiting Foundation. Her first novel, Three Apples Fell From Heaven, was a New York Times Notable Book and Runner-Up for the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction. Her second novel, The Daydreaming Boy, won the PEN/USA Award for Fiction. In 2008, Marcom taught at Haygazian University in Beirut, Lebanon on a Fulbright Fellowship. She currently teaches Creative Writing at Mills College and is also on the faculty of the Goddard College MFA in Creative Writing Program. Her fifth book, A Brief History of Yes, is forthcoming from Dalkey Archive Press in spring 2013. She lives in Berkeley.