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Amanda Michalopoulou's Biography

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Married to the visual artist Dimitris Tsoumplekas
Mar 2008

Amanda Michalopoulou was born in Athens, in 1966, and she has studied French Literature in Athens and Journalism in Paris. She has published five novels,two short story collections, a collection of e-mail correspondence and many children books. She has received the literary award of Revmata magazine for her short story Life Is Colourful Outside (1994) and the Diavazo literary award for her highly acclaimed novel Wishbone Memories (1996). Her novels and short stories have been published in English, German, Italian, Swedish, Russian, Serbian and Czech. In 2007 Dalkey Archive Press won the International Literature Award by National Endowment for the Arts, USA, for translating her book I'd Like into English. Her last novel, Princess Lizard, was published by Kastaniotis, in Athens (2007). She currently lives in Berlin.  One of her earlier stories ("The way you might break a finger") can be read at www.wordswithoutborders.org

 

Influences

Italo Calvino

Haruki Murakami
Margarita Karapanou

Agents

Alexander Simon (in Germany and rest of Europe)
Markus Hoffmann (in USA)

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Publishers

Kastaniotis, Greece
Crocetti, Italy
Dalkey Archive Press, USA