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Mariam Petrosyan

ELKOST Intl. literary agency handles world translation rights in THE HOUSE THAT… by MARIAM PETROSYAN
2010 Russian Student Booker Award
2010 Russian Literary Award for the best novel
2010 NazBest Literary Award nominee
2010 Russian Booker shortlist
2009 Big Book Russian National Literary Prize readers' open voting bronze-winner


Mariam Petrosyan (1969, Armenia) is not a professional writer. She studied graphic design and for twenty years has worked on animated films. As she explains, years ago she began writing this book, the drawings came first, and then the characters began to come to life on the pages.

She states that she never intended to publish the work, but that she wrote it for herself. Friends of hers brought the manuscript to the publisher and then she made herself bring the work to completion. Now with the book in publication she acknowledges a feeling of emptiness inside herself, and writing the sequel.