Amanda Michalopoulou is the author of eight novels and three short story collections. She has been a contributing editor at Kathimerini in Greece and Tagesspiegel in Berlin. Her stories have appeared in Harvard Review, Guernica, World Literature Today, Words Without Borders,Asymptote, The Guardian among others.
I met her at the airport in Alexandroupoli, on my way home from the festival. Her name was Lia. Her film had brought tears to my eyes, which never happens to me anymore.