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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.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Happy New Writing

I've been on holiday. Or more truthfully, I've been a bit lazy.
It's already the 10th of January, and it's time to think about new writing. But before I do that, here is my lovely, lucky story for 2010: Elephant in the City. It was written in 2009 but only recently published at Curly Red Stories.


  1. Super to meet you, courtesy of the lovely Nicola morgan :)

  2. Hi Nora,

    Nice to meet you bec of the Birthday blog bash today.I'm bookmarking your blog.Love the Elephant in the City story.Moving.
    I'm a poet too, so lot in common.

  3. Hey Nora – great story. May 2010 bring many more.

  4. Hi Nora! Nice to meet you - lovely story.

  5. Hi Nora! Thanks for dropping by via Nicola Morgan! Returning the favour and looking forward to reading more about you on your blog and Twitter.

  6. Hello! Kalimera! (No probably Kalispera for you at the moment.) My sister is married to a lovely man whose parents migrated from Cyprus.
    Thanks for putting yours paws up on my blog. Look forward to seeing more of your neatly arranged cat hairs!

  7. Hello, just popped over from Nicola's party - I love the goldfish! Great to meet you and I look forward to coming by again.