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Award-winning poet and short story writer from Cyprus. Published three collections of poetry: The Voice at the Top of the Stairs (2001), Cleft in Twain (2003) and 25 Ways to Kiss a Man (2004). Cleft in Twain was cited by The Guardian in an article on the literature of the new European Union member states in 2004. My work has won prizes and commendations in various international competitions: among others, in the Commonwealth Short Story Competition, the Féile Filíochta International Poetry Competition (Ireland) and the Binnacle International Ultra-Short Competition at the University of Maine at Machias, USA. In addition to a book of short stories, Ledra Street (2006), I have had work published online and in journals internationally. My work was included in Best European Fiction 2011 (Dalkey Archive Press) and in the poetry anthology Being Human (Bloodaxe Books, 2011). Girl, Wolf, Bones – a new book of fairy tale inspired microfiction – was published in 2011.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Over the Wall - and Over the Moon

I recently went to Berlin to read poetry at the brilliant Literaturwerkstatt. Some of my poems were translated into German by Christa Schuenke, I was introduced to the German public by Ron Winkler and Brigitte Oleschinski. I felt honoured and humbled.

I walked through a hole in remnants of die Mauer, took photos, was inspired. I could hardly recognise any of the streets or buildings... Berlin changes, moves on, all the time, it seems to me.

A few weeks after my return (yesterday, to be exact) I found out that Dorothee Lang of BluePrintPress has chosen my micro-novel "The Republic of Love" for publication this summer!

Now I am totally over the moon.

Some details here.

And more details to follow...