About Athina

- Born in Patras in 1986
- Finished her Bachelor Degree in Greek Philology in 2009 (University of Patras), followed by a Master Degree in Language Studies in 2010 (Lancaster University, U.K.)
- Left her Ph.D. Degree after 5 years of study (University of Athens), for all the reasons of the world, grateful for the broad knowledge she gained throughout the process.
- Worked in the private sector as a creative writer, editor, and proofreader for 4 years (Athens, 2011-2015) but then, again, she changed her mind.

She reads and writes a lot. Really. In fact, that’s the only thing she has never stopped doing since she was a child.
Her personal literary efforts constitute a whole parallel universe where she experiments, transforms and transmutes whatever makes her feel provoked.
She always works in the energetic sphere of her eternal beloved, who accompanies her from life to life, from plane to plane, from one path to another.
But eventually, she had to overcome it and learn to live “without”.
Now she’ s free, she can wholeheartedly continue with her exploration.

“To begin with an A,
To finish with it,
With no circle having being made
But a whirlwind.”

Honoring a precious relationship

Honoring a precious relationship

Writing could be, first and foremost, a relationship: between us and the people who read what we create. It’s a dynamic process of communication and sharing that affects all the participants involved.

In fact, I would like to think of this process as a walk of two or more people. We take our readers by the hand. We walk with them side by side through the end of our story. We make them understand, feel, or think. We may trigger them, provoke them, pose questions but also, soothe them, create for them a comfort atmosphere if they are anxious, mind their feelings, apologize or take one step back, if needed.

Readers, as equal counterparts of the relationship, have free will to do as they wish: Walk away or stay with us, agree or disagree, keep their own opinion or seriously consider our point of view.

What comes to me as important, after all, is to be always grateful for the very fact that they chose to have this walk with us, for as long as they wanted, if they wanted to. For, any kind of control and pressure could only damage this precious cord; the walk along the sea shore would go terribly wrong; or the sea itself, in this peculiar writing universe, might be drained. Both for the writer and the reader.


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