Arthur Derounian (born Avedis Boghos Derounian, April 9, 1909 – April 23, 1991), also known as John Roy Carlson among many pen names, was an Armenian-American journalist and author, best-selling author of Under Cover.
Derounian wrote for the Armenian Mirror-Spectator, Fortune Magazine, the Council Against Intolerance and the Friends of Democracy.  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.
Derounian is also notable for editing the manifesto of Armenia‘s first Prime Minister, Hovhannes Kajaznuni.
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