Los Angeles, California, United States
Home page: http://www.veranazarian.com/
Vera Nazarian is arguably the only Armenian-Russian professional speculative fiction writer working in English today.
Vera left the former Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War as a refugee at the age of eight and arrived in the United States a month before her 10th birthday by way of Lebanon, Greece, and Italy. She sold her first short story at the age of 17 and since then has published numerous works of short fiction in anthologies and magazines such as the Sword and Sorceress and Darkover series edited by the late Marion Zimmer Bradley, and has seen her work translated into French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Czech, and Hungarian.
She is an active member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and recently made her novelist debut with the critically acclaimed mythic fantasy DREAMS OF THE COMPASS ROSE which made the 2002 Nebula Awards® Preliminary Ballot, followed by epic fantasy romance LORDS OF RAINBOW.
Interests: Speculative genre fiction such as Fantasy and Science Fiction, and a variety of others. Please visit my official website for more info.
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