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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.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

High Heels, etc.

I've been ogling high heeled shoes in shop windows.
I've been reading Simon Van Booy and thinking about his life as a single father.
I haven't been doing much writing.
This is my first post in ages.

I sometimes wonder if anyone actually reads or cares about what I write in this blog.
Feedjit tells me people from around the world actually do "visit"... Would be nice to know who these anonymous visitors are!


  1. Hallo Nora! I hope your ankle is better enough to wear high heels again. FYI, I found your blog on networkedblogs when I first started blogging myslef, and it was through you I found 6S, for which many many thanks!

  2. Hi Nora, I found out about your blog a month or two ago, through Southword. I wish you a fruitful return to writing...

  3. Hey, thank you guys, for your good wishes! Julia, so glad my blog was of service!! Chris, I'm sure I've seen your name in poetry journals. (And always nice to meet another Cypriot who writes in English!)

  4. Hello! This is my first visit to your blog, but I enjoyed your talk with Michael White at s-Press. I thought I'd comment so as not to be an anonymous visiter!