Evangelos Avdikos

Emeritus professor, University of Thessaly/ Greece, novelist/prose writer

He was born in Preveza (1951), originated in  Syrrako, Ioannina. He studied philology at the University of Ioannina and did his PhD at the same institution in urban folklore. He served in Secondary Education for 14 years and then at the Democritus University of Thrace and for several years in the Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology of the University of Thessaly. He has written 20 monographs and many of his articles have been published in international journals. His works in prose: a. The look on the wall with the mantania(To vlemma ston toixo me tin mantania), short stories. Ellinika Grammata 2001. b. My own God, novel (O dikos mou Theos). Taxideftis 2004. c. The Yellow Umbrella (I kitrini ombrella),novel. Metaichmio 2007 (was on the shortlist of DIAVAZO magazine for the 2008 novel award). d. The Shadow of Mika (I skia tis Mikas), novel.  Taxideftis 2013. e. The Last Fives (I teleftees pentares), novel. Taxideftis 2016. f. Ophthalmiatriou Street (Odos Ophthalmiatriou), novel. Hestia  2019. (Greek novel award from The Athens Prize for Literature 2020. He was on the shortlist of the Public 2020 awards, in the category “Greek novel”). Short stories have been published in the magazines: IAMVOS, MANDRAGORAS, O ANAGNOSTIS, ENTEFKTIRION, PEREMVASI, but also in collective volumes.