Nancy Kricorian is the author of the novels Zabelle, Dreams of Bread and Fire, and All The Light There Was, all of which are focused on post-genocide Armenian diaspora life. Her new novel The Burning Heart of the World, about Armenians in Beirut during the Lebanese Civil War, will be published by Red Hen Press in April 2025.

Kricorian’s poetry has been published in PARNASSUS, MISSISSIPPI REVIEW, GRAHAM HOUSE REVIEW, ARARAT, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS QUARTERLY, 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, New York University, Columbia and Barnard Colleges, among others.

Kricorian 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 NYU, and was 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. She currently serves on  the board of the National Association of Armenian Studies and Research. Kricorian participated in the Palestine Festival of Literature in 2010, and she has been a mentor with We Are Not Numbers since 2015.