Lusine Vayachyan is a writer, publicist, journalist, an active participant of public and civil activities, and a voluntary defender of human rights. She married a brute, divorced and became a “neformal”. Then she was fraudulently accused and spent thirteen days in Balagoe prison. Her first novel Balagoe, which was published in 2008, tells that story. Her story, ‘Who is my mother?’ was awarded the Readers Respect prize in the ‘Mother-daughter three-sided relations’ competition organised by Utopiana - an Armenian-Swiss cultural body. She has worked on the weekly Panorama.am and was the correspondent of the weekly (Armenian Interlocutor) Sobesednik.am. She has been an independent journalist at armversion.com since 2009.
Gohar Darbinyan was born in 1956, in Yerevan. She graduated from the Faculty of English Language at V. Brusov Yerevan State Institute of Foreign Languages. She worked at the Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Amyot Exco Armenia an Armenian-French Auditing Company as a translator, Anania Shirakatsi National College, “Galik” University, Byron Language Services LLC as a teacher of English; “Financial College”, International Accountancy Training Center, French University in Armenia, as a teacher of Business English. She participated in “Booksellers’ Day” event, Round Table and book presentations organized in Moscow, by the Cambridge University Press, and English Speaking Clubs in Byron Language Services LLC. Translated ‘Harmony’, ‘Preference’, ‘My Mom’ and ‘Jack the Writer’ short stories by Elvira Mihailovna, an Estonian writer and publicist, from Russian into English. In 2012 she translated the short story collection of Armenian contemporary writers «19 stories» from Armenian into English, these stories made up the shortlist of «Prose» literary competition of Antares Publishing House.