Nancy Kricorian

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Nancy Kricorian (born in Watertown, Massachusetts)[1] is an American author of the novels Zabelle (1997)[2] and Dreams of Bread and Fire (2003).[3] Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published her third novel "All the Light There Was" in March 2013.

Kricorian, a graduate of Dartmouth College, has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University.[1] She is an award-winning[citation needed] and widely published[citation needed] poet who has taught at Yale, Queens College, Rutgers, and Columbia.[1][4] She is a former member of the editorial board of Ararat Quarterly,[citation needed] the advisory board of the Armenia Tree Project,[citation needed] and is a NAASR member.[citation needed]

Her work was part of the Bush Theatre's 2011 project Sixty Six Books for which she wrote a piece based upon Ecclesiastes, a book of the King James Bible[5]

She was the coordinator of CODEPINK NYC[6] from 2003-2010, and is currently on the national staff of CODEPINK Women for Peace. She is married to producer and screenwriter James Schamus.[7]


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  2. ^ Steinberg, Sybil S. (November 24, 1997). "Zabelle", Publishers Weekly 244 (48): 53.
  3. ^ Zaleski, Jeff (May 26, 2003). "Dreams of Bread and Fire", Publishers Weekly 25
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  7. ^ Carroll, Jerry (March 19, 1998). "Two writing powers", San Francisco Chronicle, p. E2.