Micheline Aharonian Marcom

2004 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Fiction

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Micheline Aharonian Marcom was born in Saudi Arabia and raised in Los Angeles. Her first book, Three Apples Fell from Heaven, set in Turkey between 1915-1917, depicts the Ottoman government’s epic genocide of the Armenian population and was named one of the best books of the year by both The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times.

Her second book, The Daydreaming Boy, centered on a haunted middle-aged survivor of Turkey’s Armenian massacres living in 1960’s Beirut, itself facing imminent collapse, is the second in a planned trilogy. She is currently a visiting writer at Mills College in Oakland, California.

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