Nora Nadjarian

Nora Nadjarian is an award-winning Cypriot poet and writer. She has represented Cyprus at literary events and festivals, including the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Dresdner Bardinale. Her work has been cited or published in news outlets such as the Guardian, the Irish Times and the Telegraph and has also won prizes and commendations in international competitions, including the Commonwealth Short Story Competition and the Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Prize. A frequent speaker at writing conferences and events, Nora’s work has been widely anthologised and translated into several languages. Her themes include women, refugees, identity, exile, love, and loss, as well as the political situation in Cyprus. Nora has published several collections of poetry and short fiction, but remains best known for her book Ledra Street (2006). Her work was also included in Best European Fiction 2011 and Being Human (2011). Her latest publication is Selfie and Other Stories (2017). She is an advisory editor of the “Cadences” journal, which is published by the European University of Cyprus, and she has a special interest in teaching creative writing. In recent years she has facilitated several creative writing workshops—in English, Greek and German—at schools, universities and prisons in Cyprus and Germany. She writes both in English and Greek.

Language(s): Greek, English, French

Expertise: Literature, Fiction, Poetry


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