About one story. A. Pachyan, "Transparent Bottles"

Aram Pachyan's story "Transparent Bottles" is one of the most famous prose works of the period of independence. Representation of a social problem, impressive plot and characters, important issues raised. What made this story so popular and how relevant is it today? "Transparent bottles" are discussed by literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan.

Who is the Yerevan Book Festival for?

The Yerevan Book Festival will be launched in Yerevan for the 6th time. The festival has become one of the favorite events of the book-loving public, but it always causes controversy. Who is the book festival for and for what purpose is it organized? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan, Arkmenik Nikoghosyan and artistic director of the festival Armen Sargsyan discuss.


Gevorg Karapetyan after the 44-day war

The 2020 war dealt a double blow to Gevorg Karapetyan. After receiving a serious injury, the young officer also lost his brother Aram, a conscript soldier. "On November 7, he called and said that he was injured in Shushi, on November 8 he had already died, there was no way to provide first aid, Shushi was no longer ours." Gevorg moved with his family from Hadrut and lives in Armenia. Despite the disability and the loss of his younger brother, he tries to live with dignity.


The first poetic books of Armenian writers

The first book, the circumstances of its publication and reception are of great importance for the future literary fate of the poets. The history of Armenian literature knows both successful and unsuccessful examples of first books. The phenomenon of the first books of Armenian poets is discussed by literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan.


An ongoing feat

In October 2022, the Armenian island of St. Lazarus in Venicehosted about 200 people who appreciate humanitarian values from different countries of the world to talk together about humanitarianism in a broken world and to thank all the unknown and famous brave people working in the world. The film tells the story of 2022. About the awarding of the "Aurora" Humanitarian Award. The participants are: Co-founders of "Aurora" Ruben Vardanyan and Nubar Afeyan, Chairman of the Creative Council Marine Ales, Patriarchal Delegate of Western Europe Khajak Parsamyan, members of the selection committee for the "Aurora" Award, Director of the Center for Globalization Studies of Yale University, former President of Mexico Ernesto Cedillo, Pulitzer Prize winner laureate Dele Olojede, former President of Ireland Mary Robinson and 2019 "Aurora" award winner Mirza Dina.


Internationalization of Armenian Literature

How can a modern Armenian author become famous abroad? Who should help the writer? Is it enough to write a good book? Literary experts Hayk Hambardzumyan, Arkmenik Nikoghosyan, and Armen Sargsyan, chief specialist of the Department of Cultural Heritage and Folk Crafts of the Ministry of Education and Culture, discuss in "Parallel Readings".

Repentance. His Eminence Archbishop Bagrat Galstanyan speaks on this

What conditions and characteristics are needed to overcome the path of repentance, why is it necessary to do good deeds in that period, in the end, how does a person achieve a happy change through repentance, reconcile with himself and God? His Eminence Archbishop Bagrat Galstanyan speaks on the sacrament of repentance. 

Literature in Illustrations

Illustration or comic is a unique format for presenting fiction, it has its own rules and means of expression. The comic book is popular all over the world, but it is difficult to pave the way in the Armenian reality. What is the reason, how suitable is Armenian literature or folklore to be presented in the form of imagery? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan hosted Narek Van Ashughatoyan in "Parallel Readings".

Repentance. His Eminence Archbishop Arshak Khachatryan Speaks on this

What is national repentance, when is it needed? How does repentance change a Christian's life? Where does the word repentance come from? His Eminence Archbishop Arshak Khachatryan speaks about the sacrament of repentance.

Literature in regions

Literature knows no boundaries, especially in our Internet age. However, in Armenia, a distinction is still made between the literature created in Yerevan and the literature created in the regions. Many writers living in regions consider it important to move to Yerevan for further creative development.  Who are the writers living and creating in the regions, what distinguishes their literature? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss in "Parallel Readings". 

Repentance. His Eminence Archbishop Mikael Adjapahyan states

What is repentance, why is it important especially during the Great Lent, is fasting necessary, is there salvation without repentance, what sins can be repented of, how does the recompense take place?  Archbishop Mikael Adjapahyan speaks about the sacrament of Repentance.

About one story. Aksel Bakunts, "The Humble Girl"

"The Humble Girl" is one of the masterpieces not only of Aksel Bakunts, but also of the entire Armenian literature. Being built with fine and detailed details, this story can give rise to many interpretations. On the other hand, the writing tricks used by Bakunts in that story are extremely instructive. Literary experts Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss Bakuntsi's story "Humble Girl"