Playwright, Publicist

Date and place of birth: June 24, 1957, Akhalkalaki, Georgia


1975-1980 Yerevan State University; Philology Department; philologist, teacher of Armenian language and literature


2012-present chief editor of “Grakan Tert” newspaper

2000-present founder and chief editor of “Dramaturgiya” literary magazine

2004-2007 RA deputy minister of culture and youth affairs

2001-2004 chief editor of “Grakan Tert” newspaper

1989-2001 editor of publicism, literature departments of “Garun” magazine

1988-1989 correspondent of “Kerpasagorts” newspaper

1980-1985 teacher of Armenian language and literature in Akhalkalaki (Georgia)

Membership in Journalistic Associations and Their Governing Bodies:

Since 1991 Journalists Union of Armenia

Membership in Elective State Administration Bodies:

2003 candidate for RA National Assembly seat


1997 “Golden Pen” of Journalists Union of Armenia

1997 international award of UN Information Office

1998 award of Ministry of Culture and “Paradise” for the best script of a short

1999 state literature award “Gold Reed”

2002 award “Artist” from the municipality of Yerevan, theater after Sundukian for the development of national drama

Publications: “Aravot”, “Sovremennaya dramaturgia” (Moscow), in a number of foreign media

1997 collected plays

2001 collected stories and plays “Dead Love Street”

Hobbies: theater, music

Languages: Armenian, Russian

Marital Status: married

Contact Information:

apt. 6, 18, Orbeli str., Yerevan, Armenia

Tel. (374 10) 52 05 94 (office), 22 76 08 (home)