Peter Balakian

Peter Balakian is the author of many books, collaborative translations and edited editions including the recently published No Sign (poems) and Ozone Journal, which won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. His memoir Black Dog of Fate won the PEN/Albrand Award and was a New York Times notable book, and The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response won the Raphael Lemkin Prize and was a New York Times bestseller and New York Times notable book. He is co-translator of the Armenian poet Siamanto’s Bloody News From My Friend and Grigoris Balakian’s Armenian Golgotha: A Memoir of the Armenian Genocide 1915-1918 (Knopf, 2009), which was a Washington Post book of the year. Recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, the Presidential Medal and the Moses Khoranatsi Medal from the Republic of Armenia and the Spendlove Prize for Social Justice, Tolerance and Diplomacy. His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. He is Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor of the Humanities in the Department of English, and Director of Creative Writing at Colgate University. He was an IAGS Advisory Board member from 2004-2012.

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