The third child of the six children of Vahan and Satenig, Antranic Antreassian was born in 1909 in the Hazari village of Chmshgadzak, in Western Armenia. He and his older brothers were separated from their parents during the Turkish massacres of 1915, and were eventually placed in a series of orphanages, being finally transferred to Greece, after the Turkish occupation of Smyrna. When that orphanage was closed in 1924, the brothers joined their cousin, Vazken, in Aix-en Provence, France. In 1928, the brothers were at last reunited with their family in New York. In America, Antreassian worked at various jobs, and in 1936 founded the nor Kir literary monthly, with a group of young writers, and served as its editor. He subsequently edited the weekly, later semi-weekly, newspaper, Nor Or, in Fresno, the daily Baikar in Boston, and Hor Or again, this time in Los Angeles. While in Boston, he established the Baikar quarterly, a literary journal he edited for five years. He has traveled extensively to all active Armenian centers, including Armenia, where a collection of his fiction has been published. He is living in Los Angeles with his wife Azadouhi; their six children reside on both coasts of the United States, and in France. He is at work on a long novel planned as a trilogy, dealing with Armenian life and events from 1895 to the present.