Nancy Jean Kricorian is an American author of the novels Zabelle (1997) and [1 ] Dreams of Bread and Fire (2003). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published her third novel "All the Light There Was" in March 2013. [2 ]
Kricorian was born in
Watertown, Massachusetts, the daughter of Irene (Gelinas), a child care provider, and Edward L. Kricorian, a meatcutter. [3 ] She is of Armenian (father) and French-Canadian (mother) descent. [4 ] [5 ] Kricorian, a graduate of [6 ] Dartmouth College, has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University. She is an award-winning and widely published poet who has taught at [3 ] Yale, Queens College, Rutgers, and Columbia. [3 ] She is a former member of the editorial board of [7 ] Ararat Quarterly, the advisory board of the Armenia Tree Project, and is a NAASR member.
Her work was part of the
Bush Theatre's 2011 project for which she wrote a piece based upon Ecclesiastes, a book of the Sixty Six Books King James Bible [8 ]
She was the coordinator of
CODEPINK NYC from 2003-2010, and is currently on the national staff of CODEPINK Women for Peace. She is married to producer and screenwriter [9 ] James Schamus. [10 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Steinberg, Sybil S. (November 24, 1997). "Zabelle", Publishers Weekly 244 (48): 53.
^ Zaleski, Jeff (May 26, 2003). "Dreams of Bread and Fire", Publishers Weekly 25
^ a b c http://www.goodreads.com/nancykric
^ Carroll, Jerry (March 19, 1998). "Two writing powers", , p. E2. San Francisco Chronicle