• CV

      Born in 1968 in Athens, Dimitra Kolliakou is a graduate of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and holds a Phd in linguistics from the University of Edinburgh. She taught linguistics at Newcastle University (1995-2010) and at Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 (2010-2014) and has since been working in secondary education in Paris. She has published four novels and a collection of concentric novellas and some of her short stories have appeared in newspapers and literary magazines. She has been awarded the Jim Wilson Prize for first time author by the National Book Centre of Greece (EKEBI), the Athens Prize for Literature and Greece’s national academy (Academy of Athens/Petros Charis Foundation) award.