Armen Melikian (b. 1963) holds a Master's in international relations from American University in Washington, DC. He has also studied mathematics at Harvard and elsewhere, and was admitted by the MathematicalInstitute of Oxford University to pursue graduate studies in Analytic Geometry, Mathematical Physics, and Topology. However, he eventually abandoned both politics and mathematics in favor of literature and dedicated his life to writing. Melikian lives in Los Angeles.

To date, awards and honors earned by his debut novel, 'Journey to Virginland,' include the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Best Fiction. The novel was selected by the Next Generation Indie Book Awards as one of the year's top books in the Humor/Comedy category, and received the only Honorable Mention at the prestigious ForeWord Reviews' Book of the Year Awards in Literary Fiction. 

About Armen's Book

This book was a challenge for me -- and a welcome one -- because it was my first mix of fiction and contemporary philosophy.  I finally got to use all of that philosophical education I received at TCU in a new and creative way as Armen critiqued conventional Western religions in light of modern science and philosophy within the framework of a novel.  

Journey to Virginland is available on Amazon.