Nancy Kricorian

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Nancy Jean Kricorian (Armenian: Նենսի Կրիկորյան) is an American author of the novels Zabelle (1997)[1] and Dreams of Bread and Fire (2003).[2] Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published her third novel "All the Light There Was" in March 2013.

Kricorian was born in Watertown, Massachusetts,[3] the daughter of Irene (Gelinas), a child care provider, and Edward L. Kricorian, a meatcutter.[4] She is of Armenian (father) and French-Canadian (mother) descent.[5][6] Kricorian, a graduate of Dartmouth College, has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University.[3] She is an award-winning[citation needed] and widely published[citation needed] poet who has taught at Yale, Queens College, Rutgers, and Columbia.[3][7] 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[8]

She was the coordinator of CODEPINK NYC[9] from 2003-2010, and is currently on the national staff of CODEPINK Women for Peace. She is married to producer and screenwriter James Schamus.[10]