Best-selling author Chris Bohjalian will discuss his new book “The Guest Room” at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, in the Leon S. and Pete P. Peters Educational Center Auditorium (west end of the Save Mart Center) at Fresno State.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program of Fresno State and the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society.

“The Guest Room” is a tale of a party gone wrong: two men lie dead in a suburban living room, two women are on the run from police, and a marriage is ripping apart at the seams. Bohjalian shows how life can change in an instant.

“’The Guest Room’ pulses quick as a page-turner, but its concerns run deep into the moral consequences following an eruption of violence in ordinary lives,” said Charles Frazier, National Book Award winning author of “Cold Mountain.”

Bohjalian is the author of 15 novels, including the bestsellers “The Sandcastle Girls,” about the Armenian Genocide. He authored ten New York Times bestsellers and his work has been translated into roughly 30 languages. Three of his works have become movies.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking will be available in lots adjacent to the Save Mart Center. Enter at Shaw and Woodrow Avenues.
For more information on the lecture contact the Armenian Studies Program at 559.278.2669 or visit