The Cyprus High Commission invites you to the book launch “Giorgos Christodoulides: Selected Poems (1996-2021)”, translated from the Greek and with an Introduction by Despina Pirketti, “Giorgos Christodoulides: Selected Poems (1996-2021), on Tuesday 5 April, 6:30pm, at the Cyprus House, 13 St. James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LB.
The book launch takes place in the context of the London Book Fair 2022 and will include a talk about Christodoulides’s poetry by Michael Paraskos, Senior Teaching Fellow in the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication at Imperial College London, followed by brief interventions by the book’s translator, Despina Pirketti, and the author, Giorgos Christodoulides.
Giorgos Christodoulides has written eight collections of poetry. Presented with the Cyprus state poetry award twice, he has seen his work published in single volumes in Bulgarian, French, German, Serbian and, more recently, in English. In 2018, he coedited the Anthology of Cypriot Poetry 1960-2018. His poems move from succinct stories of overlooked laymen to Cypriot snapshots with a hint of the surreal, and from there to a mesmerizing fusion of people and landscapes. Christodoulides has been featured in international anthologies, literary journals and at poetry festivals across the world. A working journalist, he lives in Nicosia with his family.