Saturday, 19 April 2014

Aram Pachyan



Aram Pachyan (1983), Arm. Արամ Պաչյան, Rus. Aрам Пачян

Fiction and non-fiction writer

source: http://www.lit-across-frontiers.org/
profiles/aram-pachyan/
 
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" (http://gretert.com/), "Eghitsi Luys", "Narcis" literary magazine. Currently he is a journalist and columnist at "Hraparak" newspaper (http://www.hraparak.am/), as well as the host of a radio program and author of the literary series.
His first collection of short stories "Robinson" (Ռոբինզոն և 13 պատմվածք, http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10824217-13) was published in 2011. The first novel by the author "Goodbye, Bird" (Ցտեսություն, ծիտ, http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14744874) was published in 2012.

8 comments:

Jakub Bartok said...

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 short stories were published in the the collection of modern Armenian prose "Anthology 18-33". Currently he is a journalist and columnist at "Hraparak" newspaper, as well as the host of a radio talk how "Crazy conversation with Aram Pachayn" and author of the literary program radio series "In the Library". His first collection of short stories "Robinzon and 14 short stories" was published in 2011. The first novel by the author "Goodbye, Bird" was published in 2012.

Awards

2010 - Youth Prize of the President of Armenia for a series of stories published in the press

2009 - Prize of "Narcis" journal for the short stories "Work, Work" and "Chess novel"

2009 - Annual prize of "Gretert" literary newspaper for the story "Robinson"

2008 - Annual prize of "Gretert" literary newspaper for the story "Transparent Bottles" source : http://1litagency.am/eng/8/programs.html

Jakub Bartok said...

The style of the young author can undoubtedly be considered as a unique pattern in contemporary Armenian literature. The mixture of the real and imaginary worlds makes his stories rather different from the writing manner of other Armenian authors. The stories are like small and clear paintings of various characters. The faces in these paintings are so familiar, like someone you know, or someone hiding very deep inside of you. Inescapable loneliness of people in the modern world is the main topic of all the stories by Pachyan. The story named “Birds” is about soldiers who put on wings and fly out of windows and over high walls. They are like birds that have stopped at a temporary post on their way to warmer countries. They will soon leave this place forever, but for the duration of their stay, they have to follow outrageous rules that presently exist or break them to defend their honor. In “Sad Boats” the author converses with a dead young man who has been killed in mass political protests. Through this tragic story, the author elegantly conveys the injustice of a young life lost. The sound of the fallen young man’s phone, continuously ringing in his pocket can still be heard long after you have closed the book. “Transparent bottles” is a story of a son, who has so many different emotions towards his drinking father. With simultaneous feeling of love and hate and in the midst of bitter argument, a conflicted son fights to help his father survive. His characters represent the typology of young men who are intellectual, independent, free from political and religious pressure, and who have adopted solely the righteous laws of humanity. source : http://1litagency.am/eng/32/programs.html

Vanesa Csengodyová said...

The greatest interest at this time is Aram Pachyan’s novel Goodbye, Bird. I think the interest is because the book presents issues that are relevant for youth all over the world – regardless of nationality or place of residence.

Using allegory, the novel describes a young man in a close society and establishing himself and making a choice between “bad” and “good.” One of the unique characteristics of the novel is the impact of each person’s childhood experiences on a person’s entire life. These are universal issues.

Kristina Tapakova said...

Aram Pachyan was born on March 19, 1983, in Vanadzor, Armenia, into a family of medical workers. From 1999 to 2004 he studied in the law department of Yerevan State University. He was first published in 2007 in the literary newspaper ‘Grakan Tert’. Later his stories were published in various local literary periodicals including ‘Grakan Tert’, ‘Gretert’, ‘Eghitsi Luys’, and ‘Narcis’ literary magazines. In 2009 his works were included in 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 Lratvakan radio literary programs. His first collection of short stories, Robinzon and 13 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. http://www.lit-across-frontiers.org/profiles/aram-pachyan/

Kristina Tapakova said...

Here zou can read something about Aram´s stzle of writing : http://granish.com/aram-pachyan-robinson/

Kristina Tapakova said...

Here you can read one of Aram´s short stories translated in English: http://granish.com/journey-by-bicycle/

Kristina Tapakova said...

Aram´s short story "Where are you, Lyov?" : http://granish.com/aram-pachyan-where-are-you-lyov/

Kristina Tapakova said...

Aram Pachyan’s first novel “Goodbye, Bird” self-creates and decomposes right in the process of reading, with the immediate participation of the reader. Every step, gesture, speech act, vision of the hero discharged from the army years ago becomes a revelation, a return to the point of departure, where the forms and definitions of reality have been refuted. He succeeds in embodying characters using tricks of the imagination, reminiscing about absent childhood and army friends, the girl he was in love with, and inventing stories. The hallucinations of the 28-year-old soldier are windows opening one within the other, which avail him an exceptional opportunity of return and final farewell. However, this return is not only aimed at reflecting and re-evaluating the past, but eternalizing and safeguarding the moments of beauty. In love with Claude Simon’s and Peter Handke’s novels, the young writer continues the best traditions of world literature, trying to reach new conceptions of aesthetics, the bold expression of which is the novel “Goodbye, Bird.”
http://literature.am/book/goodbye-bird/