Nancy Kricorian is a New York City-based writer and organizer. She is the author of the novels Zabelle, Dreams of Bread and Fire, and most recently All The Light There Was, which is set in the Armenian community of Paris during World War II.
Kricorian’s poetry has been published in PARNASSUS, MISSISSIPPI REVIEW, GRAHAM HOUSE REVIEW, ARARAT, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in MINNESOTA REVIEW, FILMMAKER MAGAZINE, IN THESE TIMES, WOMEN’S STUDIES QUARTERLY, and online at GUERNICA, ALTERNET, MONDOWEISS and other outlets. She has taught at Yale, Columbia and Barnard Colleges, among others.
In May 2010 Kricorian participated in the Palestine Festival of Literature, which toured the Occupied West Bank. She has been the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, The Anahid Literary Award of the Armenian Center at Columbia University, and a Gold Medal of the Writers Union of Armenia, among other honors. Nancy Kricorian was the Fall 2015 Writer-in-Residence at the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University, and is a Fellow of the Women Mobilizing Memory Project at Columbia’s Center for the Study of Social Difference. She was a member of the staff of CODEPINK Women for Peace from 2003-2016, and served on the Executive Committee of the Armenia Tree Project from 2001-2016.