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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.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I haven't been in the best of writing moods lately... But it does please me when something of mine is finally published, even if it's a tiny little haiku, like this one that's just appeared in 7 x 20.
Here it is.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Nora,

    Forgive me for sending this message in this way, but I can't find your contact information. I edit fictiondaily.org, an aggregator site for online fiction. Every day, we feature three stories--short, long, genre--from online publications. I recently found "Cheque Republic" and enjoyed the voice very much. I'll be featuring it tomorrow as our "short" piece.

    Thanks for your work!

    --David Backer