Asya Darbinyan

Asya is an orientalist, Georgian language teacher and translator. She was born in Tbilisi, where she graduated from Yves ․ Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Armenology, receiving the qualification of an Armenologist, with Master’s degree in “Modern Armenian Language – Translation Work”. Currently, Asya is working on her PhD thesis on “Typological, comparative examination of declension systems in modern Georgian and Armenian”. Also, Asya teaches Georgian at the Department of Caucasus Studies, Faculty of History of Yerevan State University. She is experienced in simultaneous translations and has numerous translations of fiction and poetry from Armenian to Georgian and vice versa. Fluent in Georgian, Russian and English. In 2016, Asya was awarded the Vakhushti Koketishvili Prize for the best verse translation of the year.

Published Translations

Georgian to Armenian translations

  • Diana Anfiniadi, poems, Yerevan, “Nork” literary periodical, 2017
  • Diana Anfiniadi, poems, Yerevan, “Hraparak” newspaper, 2018
  • Niko Lortkipanidze, “Drama without a Hero” short story, Yerevan, “Granish” literary periodical, 2019
  • Gouram Rcheushvili, “The Faithful” short story, Yerevan, “Granish” literary periodical, 2020
  • Shota Iatashvili, poems, Yerevan, “Groghutsav” literary website, 2020

Armenian to Georgian translations

  • Aksel Bakunts, “Alpine Violet” short story, Tbilisi, “Li’l” Literary periodical, 2007
  • Violet Grigoryan, poems, Tbilisi, “Akhali Saunje” Literary periodical, 2015
  • Hasmik Simonyan, poems, Tbilisi, “Akhali Saunje” Literary periodical, 2016
  • Gevorg Gillans, poems, Tbilisi International Literary Festival, 2017
  • Nar-Dos, “Rescued at the last minute”” short story, Tbilisi, “Armaghani” Literary periodical, 2017
  • Nar-Dos, “What happened after…․․․” short story, Tbilisi, “Armaghani” Literary periodical, 2017
  • Yervand Vardanyan, “Island of Anarchists” short story, Tbilisi, “Armaghani” Literary periodical, 2018
  • Marine Petrosyan, poems, Tbilisi, “Akhali Saunje” Literary periodical, 2018
  • Marine Petrosyan, “Poems, which are not poetry” essе, Tbilisi, “Akhali Saunje” Literary periodical, 2018
  • Diana Hambardzumyan, extract from “Phaeacians’ misfortune” novel, “Gantiadi” literary periodical, 2018
  • Arpi Voskanyan, poems, Tbilisi International Literary Festival, 2019
  • Armen Ohanyan, “The Return of Kikos” short story, Tbilisi, “Armaghani” Literary periodical, 2019
  • Aram Avetis, Essays, “Gantiadi” Literary periodical, 2019
  • Hovhannes Tumanyan, translation of Hovhannes Tumanyan’s letters for “Hovhannes the radiant”, Yerevan-Tbilisi, 2019

Academic works

  • Ilia Abuladze, “Old Georgian-Armenian” dictionary review, Armenology issues, Yerevan, 2016
  • Paper on “Armenian correspondences of Modern Georgian preverbs”, “Armenian and Eastern Christian Civilization” collection, Yerevan, 2016
  • Article on “The Armenian equivalents of formations with preverbs in Modern Georgian”, “History and Culture” magazine, Yerevan, 2017
  • Article on “Comparative Analyses of the Declension Systems of Literary Eastern Armenian and Modern Georgian» co-authored with B.Nersisyan, Associate Professor of Historical Sciences, «Akunk” collection of scientific articles, Yerevan, 2018

Editing and proofreading

Proofreading for IDEA Foundation:

–         St. Gevorg Cathedral, Frescoes, 2015 ․

–         Sayat-Nova lyric poetry, 2015 ․

–         “Queen Shushanik of Kartli”, 2015

Editing: Ten Tales of Hovhannes Tumanyan, Yerevan-Tbilisi, 2019