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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, December 2, 2009

Ten at Folded Word

It has been a week of publications, lectures, appearances and ... questions.
Here is everything you ever wanted to know about me as a writer.
I have answered ten questions put to me by Jessi Graustein of Folded Word. I, their "only Cypriot contributor thus far", have answered humorously but truthfully. Click here to see my answers:

I also seem to have made an appearance in Ethel Rohan's blog. Ethel is a San Francisco based author whose work I have admired online. She comments on my story Gardening in the latest issue of "elimae". Thanks, Ethel!

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