PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Yoryis Yatromanolakis was born in 1940 on the Greek island of Crete. He is Professor of Ancient Greek at the University of Athens. The publication of his first novel, The Spiritual Meadow (Leimonario), in 1974 led to immediate recognition in Greece and many critics still believe it to be his best book. It was, however, his third novel, The History of a Vendetta (Dedalus translation 1991), which established him as one of Greece's most important 20th century novelists. It was awarded the First Greek National Prize for Literature and the Nikos Kazantzakis Prize. His fourth novel A Report of a Murder was published by Dedalus in 1995. His latest novel, Eroticon (Dedalus translation 1999), has been hailed as one of the masterpieces of erotic literature.