Nora Nadjarian


Books by Nora Nadjarian
  • by Nora Nadjarian
    Armida Publications Ltd, 2006-04.

  • by Nora Nadjarian
    Folded Word, 2011.
  • About Me

    NORA NADJARIAN is a poet and writer from Cyprus. She has published three collections of poetry and her work has won prizes or been commended in various international competitions, including the Scottish International Open Poetry Competition, the Commonwealth Short Story Competition, and the Féile Filíochta International Poetry Competition (Ireland). Her first collection of short stories, Ledra Street, was published in 2006.

    Her second poetry collection Cleft in Twain was one of the books from Cyprus recommended in an article in The Guardian on the literature of the new member states of the European Union (1st May 2004). ). Her work was also included in May Day: Young Literature from the Ten New Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission.

    Her poems and short stories have been included in various anthologies and journals in Cyprus, Germany, India, Israel, New Zealand, the UK and the United States. In 2009, her story “And the Seven Dwarves” was a finalist from over 900 submissions in the Binnacle Sixth Annual International Ultra-Short Competition at The University of Maine at Machias (USA).


    Why do you write?

    Writing is magic. It relaxes me, makes me happy, frustrates me, moves me, makes me invent the world.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    "The History of Love" Nicole Krauss
    "Girl with a Pearl Earring" Tracy Chevalier

    Nora Nadjarian's Wall

    Julie Innis – Dec 11, 2010

    Nora, thank you - I always valute your opinion. Hope one day to meet in your part of the world!

    Doug Bond – Apr 14, 2010

    thanks to you Nora for comments on Mrs. Doyle...great to meet you!

    Foster Trecost – Apr 01, 2010

    Hi Nora. Thanks for reading and commenting on Eight States Away - I appreciate both. foster.

    Meg Pokrass – Mar 31, 2010

    Thanks Nora for your comment on His Unlocked Window. Much appreciated.


    Hi Nora ;-)

    Jack Swenson – Mar 20, 2010

    Nora, Thanks for the thumbs up for "The Birds."

    M.H. – Feb 22, 2010

    Congratulations on Folded Word, Nora :)!

    M.H. – Feb 22, 2010

    Congratulations on Folded Word, Nora :)!

    Jack Swenson – Feb 21, 2010

    Nope. I'm not a film director, Nora. I'm a retired teacher. That's just Matt's sense of humor.

    Beate Sigriddaughter – Jan 24, 2010

    Received your entry for the Glass Woman Prize; will treat it with great care!

    Beate Sigriddaughter – Jan 20, 2010

    Yes, my mother tongue is German. Yours? Greek? (I wanted to travel to Greece, specifically Lesbos, this summer, but couldn't get around to it--now I'm planning for 2 years from now for my 60th birthday).

    Finnegan Flawnt – Dec 25, 2009

    nora, your piece "a conversation with angels" (in the metazen christmas book) is absolutely breaktakingly wonderful!

    Alyssa C. Martino – Dec 24, 2009

    Thanks for saying hello, Nora! Very cool that you are from Cyprus...would love to travel there some day!

    Finnegan Flawnt – Dec 17, 2009

    congrats on the picfic award! that is fantastic. "zoo" is fantastic too - it'll make a smashing video!

    Finnegan Flawnt – Dec 16, 2009

    you already showed mother tongue to me and i was still amazed when i read it again as if i'd never read it! in fact, i'd love to read it aloud...when i find the time. after all, i can say "ich bin deine mutter" in perfect german...

    Meg Pokrass – Dec 14, 2009

    Hello and welcome. Thank you for joining the multimedia group!

    laura isaacman – Dec 05, 2009

    nora, feel free to add sushi to fourpaperletters.

    Susan Gibb – Dec 03, 2009

    Nora, thanks for reading (and faving!) Maude Nichols; I know it's not easy to get into a different form of storytelling and am glad you made the effort!

    Cynthia Reeser – Dec 03, 2009

    Nora, I've really been enjoying reading your work around the Web. Great work.

    Sam Rasnake – Dec 01, 2009

    I like your blog, Nora - but I really like your work. Excellent writing.

    David Erlewine – Dec 01, 2009

    excellent piece in elimae. wow. nice to be in the issue with you, nora.

    Ajay Nair – Nov 09, 2009

    You are most welcome Nora.

    David Erlewine – Oct 28, 2009

    Hi Nora, thank you again so much for your kind note on "What I'd Say." So generous, and very nice to read at this early hour (any hour, really). D

    Cynthia Reeser – Oct 25, 2009

    Welcome to the Prick of the Spindle group. Cheers!

    Nora Nadjarian – Oct 21, 2009

    YES!!! i never thought i'd be in a "recommended story" list along with Kathy Fish, Dave Clapper, Cami Park and Meg Pokrass (names of people i have read and admired time and again in various journals ).... i LOVE my little EGG and fictionaut

    M.H. – Oct 19, 2009

    Hi Nora,
    I really love your work - looking forward to reading more here at Fnaut.

    Darryl Price – Sep 09, 2009

    More poets, yeah!

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