Born in Iran, Hagop Garabents (Jack Karapetian) was educated in American universities. Though fluent in English, he prefers to write in Armenian. He has published several meticulously crafted collections of short stories and a novel titled Daughter of Carthage (1972). One of the most perceptive observers of the Armenian-American scene of the 1960s and ‘70s, in his last collection of interrelated stories, Old Sowers of the New World (Washington, 1975), Garabents attempts, in his own words, “to capture a moment in the history of the Armenian Diaspora.”
From Ara Baliozian's The Armenians: Their History & Culture. Reproduced with his permission.