Amanda Michalopoulou was born in Athens, Greece, in1966. She has studied French Literature in Athens University and has worked for many years as a columnist for Greek newspapers. She has published six novels, three short-story collections and many children’s books. She has received the Revmata Award for her story “Life is Colorful outside” (1994) and the Diavazo Award for her highly acclaimed novel Jantes, Wishbone Memories(1996). The American translation of her book I’d Like won the International Literature Prize from the National Endowment for the Arts. The same book was also nominated for the “Best Translated Book Award” (University of Rochester). Her novels, stories and essays have been translated in ten languages. In 2013 her novel Why I Killed my Best Friend will be published by Open Letter, USA.