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Amanda Michalopoulou

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Amanda Michalopoulou

Amanda Michalopoulou is the internationally acclaimed author of several books of fiction, three of which have been published in English: I’d Like (Dalkey Archive Press, 2008) and Why I Killed My Best Friend (Open Letter 2014), both translated by Karen Emmerich, and God's Wife (Dalkey Archive Press, 2019), translated by Patricia Felisa Barbeito. Her work has been translated into twenty languages, and has been awarded the Diavazo Novel Prize, the Academy of Athens Award, and the International Literature Award by the National Endowment for the Arts, among others. She lives in Athens, Greece.

Articles by Amanda Michalopoulou

“Imagining Our Own Death”: On Writing Times of Crisis
By Amanda Michalopoulou & Patricia Felisa Barbeito
Amanda Michalopoulou's latest novel, God's Wife, was published by Dalkey Archive Press in Patricia Felisa Barbeito's translation late last year. In today's interview, the author…
Notes on Credulity, part 2
By Amanda Michalopoulou
Read the first part of this essay here.My father cherished two things: Mass and the opera. He was a cantor in the church and when he used to visit us in Berlin, where we lived for a number of years, he’d…
Notes on Credulity, part 1
By Amanda Michalopoulou
The best one can hope for as a human being is to have a relationship with that emptiness where God would be if God was available, but God isn’t.     —Anne CarsonNo writer lacks…
Woman in Tree
By Amanda Michalopoulou
Today we have with us the woman who toppled the government.
Translated from Greek by Karen Emmerich
Multilingual
Light
By Amanda Michalopoulou
After the rain, the clouds shrank and the sky shone silver. The phone would ring any minute now. I was standing over the receiver when its shrill snarl echoed in the room.“How are you?”“Fine.…
Translated from Greek by Karen Emmerich
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