July 23, 2014

Family of Shadows

Source: Front Page Magazine Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Garin K. Hovannisian, a graduate of UCLA and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. A writer living in Los Angeles and Yerevan, Armenia, he has written for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and Frontpage Magazine. He is the author of the new investigative memoir, Family of Shadows: A Century of Murder, Memory, and the Armenian American Dream [1] (HarperCollins), just released on September 21. FP: Garin K. Hovannisian, welcome to Frontpage Interview. I would like to talk to you today about your new book. Let’s begin with what inspired you to write it. Hovannisian: I don’t think I was so much inspired as I was haunted — possessed, in a way, by this dark and complex and deeply dramatic story of my family, which contains within it the complete history of Armenia, from the Genocide of 1915 to the present day. For me, writing Family of Shadows was an act not of inspiration but … [Read more...]