Arthur Derounian (born Avedis Boghos Derounian,[1][2][3][4] April 9, 1909 – April 23, 1991),[5] also known as John Roy Carlson among many pen names, was an Armenian-American journalist and author, best-selling author of Under Cover.[6]

Derounian wrote for the Armenian Mirror-Spectator, Fortune Magazine, the Council Against Intolerance and the Friends of Democracy. [7] In the 1950s he founded and managed the Armenian Information Service, which made a number of publications. His exposé writing has been the subject of lawsuits.[8][9]

Derounian is also notable for editing the manifesto of Armenia‘s first Prime Minister, Hovhannes Kajaznuni.[10]

Books in order of publication:

Under Cover. New York: E. P. Dutton. 1943.

The Plotters. New York: E. P. Dutton. 1946.

Cairo to Damascus. New York: Alfred Knopf. 1951