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.”

Ο Εργάτης της 11ης Ώρας φιλοξενεί την Κωνσταντίνα Τσαμπουράκη – Κραουνάκη με ένα κείμενο ζεστό και ανθρώπινο, γραμμένο από την καρδιά της για όλες τις υπόλοιπες καρδιές. Αγαπά πολύ τον σύντροφό της, το μωρό της, τη θάλασσα, τα ταξίδια, το γράψιμο και ερευνά τους ωκεανούς και την κίνηση των τεκτονικών πλακών. Ωστόσο, έχουμε βάσιμες υποψίες ότι αυτό που πραγματικά ψάχνει είναι η αρχαία μαγική χρυσόσκονη. Εν αναμονή των σχετικών αποτελεσμάτων… «Είναι κάτι στιγμές, τρυφερές και λεπτές, ...

“My love, I will never let anyone mistreat you, bring you down, harm you or restrict your freedom, for it was in the freedom of pure nature that I fell for your naked beauty and innocence. Our love withstands all hardships; it supports us and helps us reveal our true self. It runs through our veins and keeps us warm and strong. We cannot mistake it for something else. In order to find each other,...

Ο Εργάτης της 11ης Ώρας συζητά με τον Πάνο Τσερόλα για τη λογοτεχνία, τη δημιουργία των ηρωίδων του, την πολιτική, το μεταφυσικό, τη συνύπαρξη της οπισθοδρόμησης με την πρόοδο, παραδεχόμενος με απλότητα και ειλικρίνεια τα δικά του όρια, ως συγγραφέα και αναγνώστη. Μία συνέντευξη ανάμεσα σε δύο έργα, δύο μυθιστορίες, δύο ξεχωριστές λογοτεχνικές στιγμές, που αξίζουν ανεπιφύλακτα την προσοχή μας. Από την Ασημένια Θάλασσα στη Συνωμοσία της Βανίλιας: Τι νιώθεις πως άλλαξε, τι έμεινε αμετακίνητο α)...

“I am old, I am forgotten but I keep valuable information for you. Oblivion can be comforting and easy to choose, but it keeps many interesting details sealed away. I can bring to you important patterns, ideas, places and experiences that may change your present choices. Use wisely your ancient and recent lines of the past to bring forth the future.”   Copyright © 2017. Athina Zografaki, All rights reserved....

“Even I, the brightest star in your galaxy, know when it’s time to withdraw from your hemisphere. All things come to an end, when there is no further evolution in the chosen path. Time and acceptance will help to bring a situation to its proper close. It’s over now, but nothing can take away what is truly yours. Empty your bottle so that you can have it freshly filled once again, when tomorrow comes.”   Copyright © 2017. Athina...