My parents are currently in Yerevan, Armenia so I am guest blogging to tell you about a segment that Doug was the subject of on Huffington Post Live’s World Brief. It aired, live, Friday, April 24th, 2015 – the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.
(Update: unfortunately, the segment is no longer available.)
He also discussed Turkey’s continued denial that the massacres of 1915 were just that: genocide. He describes the more-than three decade process that resulted in his memoir Stories My Father Never Finished Telling Me, which is available on Amazon. This, his latest work, is the result of recollections and, mostly, years of research to fill in the painful voids in our family’s oral history.
In addition to the visibility on Huffington Post Live, he has received critical praise from Kirkus, which had this to say: “His polished, sometimes even poetic prose evokes a sense of curiosity and lament. In response to his family’s silence—and to the silence of a whole people still shellshocked by their grim treatment—Kalajian has become a professional storyteller and an excellent one at that.” Kirkus Reviews