10 August 1969 |
|Literary movement||Modernism, Postmodernism|
|Notable works||The House, in Which (2009)|
|Notable awards||Russian Big Book|
Mariam Petrosyan (Armenian: Մարիամ Պետրոսյան, born 10 August 1969) is an Armenian painter, cartoonist and Russian-language novelist, most known as the author of the award-winning novel The House, in Which... (2009).
Mariam Petrosyan was born in 1969 in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. After finishing an art college she became a cartoonist at the Studio of Armenfilm. Later she moved to Moscow to work at Soyuzmultfilm, but came back to Yerevan in 1995 and returned to Armenfilm. She worked there until 2007.
Mariam is married to Artashes Stamboltsyan. They have two children. She is a great-granddaughter of the painter Martiros Saryan.
The House, In Which...
Her first novel, The House, In Which... (Russian: «Дом, в котором...»), tells of a boarding school for disabled children and was published in 2009, becoming a bestseller. It was nominated for the Russian Booker Prize in 2010 and received several awards and nominations.
The book was translated into Italian (La casa del tempo sospeso, 2011), Polish (Dom, w którym..., 2013) and Hungarian (Abban a házban, 2012). Selling rights for Danish, French, Latvian, Norwegian and Spanish translations were also announced by Petrosyan's literary agency.
The only other book by the author to the date is a short fairy tale, The Dog Who Could Fly (Russian: «Сказка про собаку, которая умела летать», 2014).
- The House That... at Elkost site.
- The House That... Sample translations
- Russia's Open Book: Writing in the Age of Putin (excerpt).