Michalopoulou, Amanda


Amanda Michalopoulou (born 1966, Athens) is one of Greece’s most highly acclaimed writers. She has published seven novels, three short story collections and a successful series of children’s books, all to great critical acclaim. She is the recipient of the country’s most prestigious literary awards, including the Revmata Prize, the Diavazo Award, and the Athens Academy Prize. Her work has been translated into many languages, including German and French. In the U.S., Michalopoulou’s I’d Like (Dalkey Archive, 2008; translated by Karen Emmerich) was awarded the NEA’s International Literature Prize and was on the 2009 Best Translated Books longlist. Her novel, Why I killed My Best Friend (Open Letter Books, 2014; translated by Karen Emmerich) was also longlisted for the 2014 Best Translated Books. Her short-story “Mesopotamia” was chosen for Best European Fiction 2018 (Dalkey Archive).