The Vartanush Krikorian Fund for contemporary Armenian Literary Creation & the Freedom to Publish

The Fund includes a translation grant whose goal is to promote on an international level Armenian fiction with a contemporary social and/or political resonance in Armenia.


To do so, we will: 

  • select the works of authors of recent Armenian fiction, which meet the above criteria;

  • ensure translation into French of the selected works;

  • facilitate the publication and dissemination of the said works in partnership with a translator. 

In addition, this Fund intends to be deployed in other areas that promote the vitality of literary creation in the Armenian language: in the short term with the establishment of creative writing workshops in Armenian (in addition to translation support); in the long term we envisage other initiatives. 

Finally, the Fund supports the freedom to publish, in particular in Turkey where it is threatened more than ever. 

Additional information will soon be available. 

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