Serge Momjian

Serge Momjian was born in Beirut in 1946. He moved to London in the 1970s and studied journalism then took a degree course in creative writing.

He has worked as a reporter, covering arts and culture for major publications, including Beirut’s Daily Star (the Middle East’s leading English-language newspaper) and London’s Events magazine. His feature articles have been translated and published in the Armenian press. By the time he reached his forties, he was devoting his time to writing novels. His works, all published in the United Kingdom, include Conflicting MotivesThe Invisible LineThe Singer of the OperaMemories of the Past, and Komitas, The Artist and The Martyr. The latter, in which he included dialogue for the first time, was written in commemoration of the centenary of the Armenian Genocide.

In recognition of his biographical work, he was awarded the William Saroyan medal in 2015 by the Ministry of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia (RA). During his literary career his innovative writings have brought him praise and a good reputation.

Gateway to Armenia is the first book Serge has published via Heddon Publishing.