Creative Writing for Quality Reading

Yerevan, 26-28 June 2014

Information about the Trainers

(in alphabetical order)

  • Laure Pécher is a literary agent and an editor. After having studied Greek and Byzantine philology and literary translation, she worked at Le Serpent à Plumes as a rights manager and later as an editor of foreign fiction. In 2002, she started publishing classics at Editions Zoé (Geneva). In 2006, she founded with Pierre Astier the international literary agency Astier-Pécher that represents authors and publishers from all over the world.
  • Viken Berberian is the author of two critically acclaimed novels: The Cyclist (Simon & Schuster, 2002) and Das Kapital: a novel of love & money markets (Simon & Schuster, 2007). His fiction has been translated to Italian, French, German, Hebrew and Dutch. Berberian received a writing grant from the Centre National du Livre (CNL) of the French Ministry of Culture to start work on his next novel in Armenia. He was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. His short stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times, le Monde Diplomatique, the International Herald Tribune, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the French literary reviews: Inculte, Transcript, and Décapage (forthcoming, January 23, 2013). He is a graduate of the London School of Economics (Msc) and Columbia University (Msc).


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