Articles by Nancy Kricorian

About Nancy Kricorian (8 Articles)
Nancy Kricorian is a novelist, essayist, and activist who lives in New York City. All the Light There Was, her novel about Armenians in Paris during the Nazi Occupation, was reissued in paperback by She Writes Press in October 2014.

Kricorian: Stories from the Armenian Quarter

  The following piece by New York-based novelist, essayist, and activist Nancy Kricorian will be published in the upcoming anthology This Is Not a Border: Reportage and Reflection from the Palestine Festival of Literature. A ceramics shop in the Armenian Quarter (Photo: JHistory) *** G tells [more...]

June 1, 2017 // 5 Comments

Turkey’s Renewed War on the Kurds

Special for the Armenian Weekly A view from Van’s Akhtamar Island (Photo: Rupen Janbazian) In June 2014, during an Armenian Heritage Trip with seasoned guide Armen Aroyan, I was part of a group that traveled throughout Turkey, covering perhaps one-third of the country, including parts of the [more...]

January 19, 2016 // 31 Comments

Choosing ‘Co-Resistance’ Rather than ‘Turkish-Armenian Dialogue’

Competing Narratives of Suffering The Armenian Weekly Magazine April 2015: A Century of Resistance A global non-governmental and governmental regime has arisen to promote “dialogue,” “reconciliation,” and various “peace processes” among peoples in conflict. I have no abstract objection [more...]

May 22, 2015 // 7 Comments

Bourj Hammoud: Fiction as Restoration Project

My working method as a novelist has become clearer to me with each new book. Like a bird building a nest, I collect scraps and fragments of stories from people who have lived through a particular historical moment. A memory is encoded into narrative, and the narrative is anchored in a specific [more...]

November 29, 2013 // 2 Comments

Peniche Anako: An Armenian Home Away from Home

When I was in Paris in May, my friend Virginia Pattie Kerovpyan invited me to join her on the Peniche Anako for a jazz concert. The Peniche Anako is a canal barge docked on the West Bank of the La Villette Basin in the 19th arrondissement. The basin, which is the largest artificial lake in Paris, [more...]

July 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

‘All the Light There Was’ (Chapter I)

The Armenian Weekly features Chapter I of Nancy Kricorian’s latest novel, All the Light There Was. The novel will be released on March 12, 2013. All the Light There Was is the story of an Armenian’s family’s struggle to survive the Nazi occupation of Paris in the 1940s. To pre-order, click [more...]

March 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Kricorian: A Candle in Dark Times

While doing research on the uses of political violence by “non-state actors” for my second novel Dreams of Bread and Fire, I came across a 1984 French documentary entitled “Terrorists in Retirement” (original title “Des terroristes à la retraite”). It told the story of a French [more...]

December 19, 2012 // 12 Comments