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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.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pushcart Nomination and...

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The story "Breadcrumbs" from my chapbook "Girl, Wolf, Bones" ( Folded Word, 2011) has just been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Thank you, Jessi Graustein!

And another great piece of news! My poem "Kyrenia" was included in "A River of Stories", a delightful anthology of tales and poems from across the Commonwealth, illustrated by Jan Pieńkowski. This collection of stories and poems themed around water evoke the sights and sounds of a diverse Commonwealth community.

A River of Stories recognises the 125th anniversary of the foundation of The Commonwealth Education Trust. A full colour anthology of children's stories and poems from each of the 54 Commonwealth member states, it is dedicated to the children of the Commonwealth - and has a foreword written by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

Needless to say, I am immensely proud to be in it. The book is being launched tonight at 18:00 at New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket, London.

I so wish I could have been there!