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Diana Farr Louis

Diana Farr Louis moved from New York to Athens in 1972. She is the author of three cookbooks, Prospero’s Kitchen, about the Ionian islands; Feasting and Fasting in Crete, and, most recently,...

Christos Ikonomou

Christos Ikonomou was born in Athens in 1970. He has published two collections of short stories, The Woman on the Rails, (Ellinika Grammata, 2003) and Something will Happen,...

Auguste Corteau

Auguste Corteau is a Greek novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, children's author, and translator.

Christopher Kontonikolis

Christopher Kontonikolis was born in Athens in 1981. He studied classics and is now completing a master’s degree in Byzantine literature at the University of Athens. He has composed poems...

Dimitris Athinakis

Born in Drama (northern Greece) in 1981, Dimitris Athinakis is a Greek poet, editor, literary translator and critic. His first book of poetry, Horisemis, was published in 2009; his forthcoming...

Angela Dimitrakaki

Angela Dimitrakaki is a fiction writer and lecturer in contemporary art at The University of Edinburgh, UK. Her fiction largely addresses the transformation of subjectivity in contemporary...

Nikos Violaris

Nikos Violaris was born in Athens in 1985.  He is studying at Athens University in the Department of History and Archaeology.  Two books of his poetry have been published by...

Yiannis Moundelas

Yiannis Moundelas is a young Greek blog poet, publishing exclusively online, with an international following.  He has been translated into numerous languages, including Spanish and...

Nikos Kachtitsis

Nikos Kachtitsis was born in 1926 in Greece and died in 1970. He spent a few years in Cameroon, Africa, eventually moved to Montreal, Canada, and returned to Greece the same year he died. He...

Gazmend Kapllani

Gazmend Kapllani writes for Ta Nea, Greece's largest-circulation daily. His Short Border Handbook is forthcoming from Portobello Books in 2009.

Vassilis Alexakis

Vassilis Alexakis was born in Athens and divides his time between Paris, Athens, and Tinos. The author of over fifteen works of fiction in Greek and French, he has won numerous awards for his...

Sotiris Dimitriou

Sotiris Dimitriou (b. 1955 in Thesprotia) is one of Greece's best-known and most prolific prose writers. Author of numerous novels and collections of short stories—one of which has...

Margarita Karapanou

Margarita Karapanou was born in Athens in 1946 and grew up in Athens and Paris. She was the author of five novels, the first of which, Kassandra and the Wolf, has been translated into four...

Thanassis Valtinos

Thanassis Valtinos was born in an Arcadian village in the Peloponnesus in 1932. He first achieved national recognition with the publication of his widely read novellas The Descent of the Nine...

Ersi Sotiropoulos

Ersi Sotiropoulos, who was born in Patra and now lives in Athens, is the author of ten works of fiction and a book of poetry. Her novel Zigzag through the Bitter Orange Trees (Peter Green's...

Vassilis Gkourogiannis

Vasilis Gkourogiannis (b. 1951 in Granitsa, Ioannina) is the author of three novels and several collections of short stories and essays. His work is known for its probing of Greek nationalism....

Ioanna Karystiani

Ioanna Karystiani was born in Chania, Crete and now lives in Athens. She is the author of four novels and a book of short stories. She also wrote the screenplay for The Brides, directed by...

Dimitris Chatzis

Dimitris Chatzis (1913–81), born in Ioannina, was one of Greece's foremost writers of the twentieth century. He was also a committed Communist, and his political activity, particularly...

Lena Kitsopoulou

Lena Kitsopoulou was born in 1971, in Athens. She is a professional actress. The Bats is her first book.

Marigo Alexopoulou

Born in Athens in 1976, Marigo Alexopoulou graduated from the University of Athens with a BA in Classics and Philosophy. She has written two collections of poems, Faster than Light (2000) and...

Amanda Michalopoulou

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...

Stylianos S. Charkianakis

Stylianos S. Charkianakis has been the archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia since 1975. Born in Crete in 1935, he studied at the famous Orthodox School of Theology on the...
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