Alexis Stamatis, a well known Greek novelist
and poet born in Athens. He studied Architecture at the National Technical
University of Athens and later Cinematography in London.
He has published seven novels. His second novel, Βar Flaubert (Kedros 2000), a critically acclaimed best seller in Greece, was published in France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Bangladesh and Serbia. It has been adapted to a screenplay by the author and the director Vassilis Douvlis. Alexis Stamatis has also published six books of poetry. His second book, The Architecture of Interior Spaces, was awarded the Nikiforos Vrettakos Prize in 1994.
Τwo collections of his poems have been translated in Great Britain. He has written the libretti for 2 musical pieces by the composer Theo Abazis, performed in Megaron Mousikis. In 2004 he was selected to participate at the world famous International Writing Program of the University of Iowa through a Fulbright Artists & Scholars Award.
As a result of this experience and his fascination with America, he wrote a new novel American Fugue, which was translated and published in English by the Etruscan Press. This book won the 1st International Literary award by he US National Endowment of Arts. He is now touring the US to present his book at many US universities such as Harvard, Columbia, and Cornell. In Los Angeles his presentation is sponsored by the Hellenic University Club. You can see some of his accomplishments by "googling" Alexis Stamatis.
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