Lusine Kharatyan is a Yerevan-based writer and cultural anthropologist. Born and raised in Soviet and post-Soviet Armenia, she lived and studied in different parts of the world, including Egypt and the USA. Her writing is significantly influenced by her anthropological fieldwork and travels. Kharatyan’s first novel ծուռ գիրք (THE OBLIQUE BOOK), came out in 2017. Published with a monetary prize from the First Yerevan Book Fest, her second book, the collection of short stories Անմոռուկի փակուղի (DEAD END FORGET-ME-NOT) was shortlisted for the 2021 European Union Prize for Literature. In 2019, Kharatyan was awarded a grant from the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Armenia for writing her second novel, Սիրիավեպ (A SYRIAN AFFAIR), which was published in 2022. Kharatyan is a member of PEN Armenia.