A New Yorker, Gregory Lima went to Tehran in 1958 to start Kayhan International,
which became, in its heyday, the leading English-language newspaper in the Middle East. He remained with Kayhan,
first as editor, then as special correspondent and critic, through its demise in the revolution of 1978–79. He is the author of The Costumes of Armenian Women
(Tehran, 1974) and other titles. He holds a master's degree from the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science
at the New School for Social Research. He shares his time between Patterson, New York, and Yerevan.