Hovhannes Tekgyozyan is a writer, actor and playwright. He has written a vast number of short stories and two novels, as well as plays, scripts, essays and articles on theater, cinematography and culture. His works were published in Armenian, Russian and Austrian newspapers and literary journals. Currently Hovhannes is involved in scriptwriting and cinematography. He has also tought “The Art of Acting” and “Theory of Acting” at the Yerevan State University of Cinema and Theater. He is the author of two short story collections – The Wooden Shirt and The Glass Sun, a book of essays on theater Doublesex Theater and a novel The Fleeing City, which was published in Armenia in 2012. His new novel Skinpain will be published in 2013.
Samvel Mkrtchyan is the Editor of ArtGrakanutyun literary translation quarterly and author of more than 30 books. He has translated, to name a few, Sonnets and Poems by W. Shakespeare, The Bear and Absalom! Absalom! by William Faulkner, The Waste Land and Other Poems by T. S. Eliot, English and American Poetry. His latest translation was Ulysses by James Joyce, with two editions in 2012. A native of Gyumri, he lives in Yerevan.