Aris Janigian is the author of three novels, Bloodvine (Heyday, 2005), Riverbig (Heyday, 2008), and This Angelic Land (West of West, 2012). He is also co-author along with April Greiman of Something from Nothing (Rotovision, 2002), a book on the philosophy of graphic design.
Janigian holds Ph.D. in psychology, and from 1993 to 2005 he was Senior Professor of Humanities at Southern California Institute of Architecture. He has published in genres as diverse as poetry, social psychology, and design criticism. He was a contributing writer to West, the Los Angeles Times’ Sunday magazine, a finalist for the William Saroyan Fiction Prize, and the recipient of the Anahid Literary Award from Columbia University. He is a contributing writer for thenervousbreakdown.com and lives in Los Angeles.