Vahan Zanoyan is a writer, traveler, retired executive, global energy expert, and anti-trafficking advocate.
He has published two volumes of poetry in Armenian, «Վերադարձ» 2010, and «Եզրէն Դուրս» 2011, and three novels in English, A Place Far Away (2013) and The Doves of Ohanavank (2014), both of which were inspired by a chance meeting with a very young victim of sex trafficking, and The Sacred Sands (2016).
Zanoyan was educated at The American University in Beirut and at the University of Pennsylvania. Every year, he spends 5-6 months in Armenia. He loves to travel, read, write, drink good wine, and supports several humanitarian causes, primarily aimed at stopping human trafficking and supporting victims of sex trafficking and domestic violence.