was born in Yerevan. Graduating from Agricultural Academy, in 1984 he defended a thesis in the Botany Institute. He is a Candidate of Biological Science. He started to write at the age of 6. He is a member of the Writers’ Union of Armenia. He has two sons. Garun lives in Yerevan and Barcelona. The stories are translated into English, Russian, Persian and Spanish. Books. Պատմվածքներ “Stories”   (Yerevan, 1993); Ինտիմ “Intimacy” (Yerevan, 1999).  

Environmental Notes

translator: Margarit Tadevosyan-Ordukhanyan

She pretended that it was his demanding flesh caressing her inside. Even her husband noticed how her body began to reciprocate by thrusting itself forward, so his movements became more abrupt and aggressive, but that only got in her way. If he at least turned away or stopped panting in that annoying way! No, that didn’t work, Mr. D. didn’t fit this profile or this tempo. His movements would have been different, gentle, tender, slow…. Next, the woman visualized the red-bearded, short, stalky geologist, his honey-colored eyes and delicate mouth….

Workplace Romance

translator: Margarit Tadevosyan-Ordukhanyan

Why the inevitable? Why was it inevitable? Simply because a woman always feels it, nothing more, and she has no need to explain or rationalize it. The ostrich-like expressions of being interested in the other person, the conducive surprises, all those come later. Physical desire ranked last for Anna, who had a young, passionate husband with a constant eagerness for more self-assertion.

The Landscape and the Woman

translator: Margarit Tadevosyan-Ordukhanyan

“Uh-uh,” the woman shook her head. She’d already gotten hers. Those thoughts always visited her after the act. She could ‘relax’ simply by touching, but rubbing up against something.

Hello and goodbye

translator: Margarit Tadevosyan-Ordukhanyan

The two women bumped into each other in the hubbub of Amiryan street. The tall blonde, formally dressed and heavily made up, startled out of her highbrow, serious facial expression, smiled simply and broadly; the other, a short, plump woman, set down whatever she had in her hands, and threw herself into the other’s embrace. They had been college mates once, and hadn’t seen each other since graduat ...