Authors

Official guest authors of our convention:

Efi Venianaki

Efi Venianaki 

Efi Venianaki was born in Sydney, Australia where she lived for the first six years of her life but was raised in Athens, Greece. Her parents’ origins were from Evia and Crete Island. She studied Theatrical Art in the Drama School of Athens and Film directing in Stavrakos School. She worked as an actress in theatre and films for a few years but soon turned to the world of book publishing. Since 1988 she works as an editor and an associate at the publishing firm of "Aigokeros" (Capricorn) that was founded by her husband, writer and director Yiannis Soldatos.

Books:

  • Three oceans and a sea (Psichogios, 2010)


Ifigeneia Theodorou

Ifigeneia Theodorou 

Ifigeneia Theodorou was born in Thessaloniki. She studied Literature in Aristotelio University of Thessaloniki. She exerts in Art Bookbinding and is a member of ARA.


Books:

  • Gold, incense and Smyrna (Ikaros, 1997, short stories)
  • Melek means angel (Ellinika Grammata, 2001, novel, nominated for best novel award by the literature journal "Diavazo")
  • Tongue of marble (Ellinika Grammata, 2005, novel)
  • Taste of desert (Patakis, 2012, novel)


Angela Kastrinaki

Angela Kastrinaki 

Angela Kastrinaki was born in Athens. She studied Classical Literature at the Aristoleio University of Thessaloniki. She is teaching Contemporary Literature in the Literature Department of the University of Crete presiding the department. Many of her short stories have been translated to Spanish, Italian, French, Finnish, German and Czech. Her historical research "Literature in the confused decade 1940-1950" was awarded the National Award for non-fiction in 2006 and she was honored with the Ipekci international award in 1999.

Books:


  • Guest (Hestia, 1990, short stories)
  • Trips with girlfriends (Hestia, 1993, short stories)
  • The adventures of youth (Kastaniotis, 1995, non-fiction)
  • The Voice of the Birth-land (Polis, 1997, non-fiction)
  • The purview of warmness (Polis, 1999, short stories)
  • Versions of Penelope (Polis, 2002, short stories)
  • Literature, a mischief, a way of freedom, (Polis, 2003, non-fiction)
  • Literature in the confused decade 1940-1950 (Polis, 2005, non-fiction)
  • Love in the time of irony (Ellinika Grammata, 2008, novel)


Noelle Barkshire

Noelle Barkshire 

Noelle Barkshire was born in Athens by a British father and a Greek mother. She was raised in childhood in the town of Kavala in Macedonia, northern Greece. She studied Greek Literature at the University of Ioannina and mastered in Archaeology in England. She worked in the advertising business and in public relations. She writes in newspapers, magazines and the web.


Books:


  • Once upon a time today (Anatolikos, 1996, short stories)
  • Out of old oak-tree and stone (Psichogios, 2008, novel)
  • The night that time turned (Psichogios, 2010, novel)
  • Following the line of sea (Psichogios, 2012, novel)


Victoria Hislop

Victoria Hislop 

Victoria Hislop was born in Kent, Great Britain. She studied in St. Hilda's College. She worked in publishing, public relations and as a journalist. For her first novel "The Island" a fiction about the leper colony of Spinalonga Island near Crete, she was awarded with the "Newcomer of the year" Galaxy British Book Award. The book sold more than two million copies worldwide and remained for eight consecutive weeks number one bestselling novel on the Sunday Times list. It was filmed for a TV series (director Thodoris Papadoulakis) by the Greek TV Mega channel and became the most successful Greek TV series ever. Her books have been translated in more than 20 languages. Victoria Hislop is a philhellene author, which studies Greek intensively and keeps Greece and Greek people as the main subject of most of her books.


Books:

  • The Island (Dioptra, 2007, novel)
  • The return (Dioptra, 2008, novel)
  • The thread (Dioptra, 2011, novel)
  • The last dance and other stories (Dioptra, 2013)