Aram Pachyan is a fiction and non-fiction writer. He was first published in 2007 in the literary newspaper ‘Grakan Tert’. Later his stories were periodically published in different local literary periodicals including ‘Grakan Tert’, ‘Gretert’, ‘Eghitsi Luys’, ‘Narcis’ literary magazine. In 2009 his works were included in the the collection of modern Armenian prose Anthology 18-33. Currently he is a journalist and columnist at Hraparak newspaper, as well as author of the literary programs on radio Lratvakan. His first collection of short stories Robinzon and 14 short stories was published in 2011. His first novel Goodbye, Bird was published in 2012. In 2010 he was awarded Youth Prize of the President of Armenia for a series of stories published in the press.
Nairi Hakhverdi is a translator of classical and contemporary Armenian literature. She grew up in the Netherlands where she attended international schools and earned a degree in English Language and Literature from Leiden University. In the fall of 2009, she moved to Armenia and taught literary translation at Yerevan State Linguistic University. Her current projects include translating Aksel Bakunts's oeuvre and contemporary Armenian literature for the First Armenian Literary Agency.