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Armand Inezian

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in Los Angeles, The United States


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August 2008


Growing up in Hollywood, in a multilingual household, Armand Inezian became fascinated with the interplay of language. In his teens, Armand began exploring writing locally, attending screenplay workshops and writing articles for the lively California 'zine scene.

In the 90's, he moved to Boston to attend the MFA writing program at Emerson College, where he wrote stories inspired by his family's history of immigration. His stories have appeared in prominent literary journals like the Missouri Review and Western Humanities Review, and they have received numerous accolades including a Pushcart Prize nomination, and the Glimmer Train Fiction Open Prize.

His short story collection, Bringing Ararat, was a finalist for the OSU Prize in Fiction and t

Reader's block- and how fantasy holds a special place for me.

I am an avid reader across many genres. I mostly read fiction, but that includes fantasy, sci-fi, classics, modern literary, Westerns, you name it. I also occasionally delve in non-fiction, short stories, essays, plays, graphic novels, magazine articles newspapers, and- every once in a while- poetry.* I have to admit that I don't read much in the romance genre and rarely touch murder mysteries (al

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Bringing Ararat

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Pretty good ending.
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Penultimate chapter.
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“Oh," the girl said, shaking her head. "Don't be so simple. People adore monsters. They fill their songs and stories with them. They define themselves in relation to them. You know what a monster is, young shade? Power. Power and choice. Monsters make choices. Monsters shape the world. Monsters force us to become stronger, smarter, better. They sift the weak from the strong and provide a forge for the steeling of souls. Even as we curse monsters, we admire them. Seek to become them, in some ways." Her eyes became distant. "There are far, far worse things to be than a monster.”
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