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Nancy Jean Kricorian (Armenian: Նենսի Կրիկորյան) is an American author of the novels Zabelle (1997) and Dreams of Bread and Fire (2003). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published her third novel "All the Light There Was" in March 2013.
Kricorian was born in Watertown, Massachusetts, the daughter of Irene (Gelinas), a child care provider, and Edward L. Kricorian, a meatcutter. She is of Armenian (father) and French-Canadian (mother) descent. Kricorian, a graduate of 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 Yale, Queens College, Rutgers, and Columbia. She is a former member of the editorial board of Ararat Quarterly, the advisory board of the Armenia Tree Project, and is a NAASR member.
She was the coordinator of CODEPINK New York City from 2003-2010, and is currently on the national staff of CODEPINK Women for Peace. She is married to producer and screenwriter James Schamus.
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