Alexis Stamatis is a Greek novelist born in Athens, Greece. He studied Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and took postgraduate degrees in Architecture and Cinematography in London. He has published nine novels. His second novel, Βar Flaubert (Kedros 2000), a critically acclaimed best seller in Greece, has been published in UK, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Serbia. His novel The Seventh Elephant has been published in the UK. Alexis Stamatis has also published six books of poetry. His poetry collection 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 two musical pieces by the composer Theo Abazis, performed in Megaron Mousikis and the Chora theatre. His play Dakrygona will be staged this autumn at the Theater of Kefallinias Street.
In 2004, he participated at the International Writing Program of the University of Iowa through a Greek Fulbright Artists & Art-Scholars Award. In 2007, the US publishing house Etruscan press has won the 1st International Literary award by the US National Endowment of Arts to publish his novel American Fugue. Alexis Stamatis presented his book in the US in 2008. His tour included around 15 Universities all over the country including Harvard, Yale, New York University, San Francisco State University and Brown. In 2009 he was writer in residence in Shanghai, invited by the Shanghai Writers Association. He has represented Greece in various Book Festivals and seminars all over the world. His book Mother Ash will be published in 2011 by Red Hen Press, LA.
He writes for leading Greek newspapers, publishing and media groups. specializing on articles on culture, media, politics, sports, new media.
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