Kostas Katsoularis (1968)

Kostas Katsoularis was born in Arta in 1968. He studied in Athens, Thessaloniki and Paris. He is the author of three novels, two novellas, and a collection of short stories. His short story, “The shoes and the Trousers”, from his collection Mikros Daktylios (2007), was included in ATHEN. Eine Literarische Einladung, published by Wagenbach in 2008. His novella, The Man Who Loved My Wife (2010) a deep exploration of male jealously– was translated into Turkish by Heyamola Yayinlari in 2011. His latest book, a collection of short stories titled, The Night Current (Polis, 2015), was the recipient of the Anagnostis Literary Review Award 2016 for Best Short-Story Collection. The novella “Dead Dog at Midnight”, which forms part of the collection, was translated into English, Spanish and Hebrew for online literary magazine, Maaboret, The Short Story Project in June 2016.

 

Bibliography

  • Istories apo ton Afro, (novella) Estia Publications, 1997
  • To Syndromo tis Margaritas, (novel) Estia Publishers, 1998
  • O Paratheristis, (novel) Estia Publications, 2001
  • O Antipalos, (novel) Polis, 2005
  • Mikros Daktylios, (short stories) Ellinika Grammata, 2007
  • The Man who Loved my Wife, (novella) Ellinika Grammata, 2010
    Translated into: Turkish, Heyamola Yayinlari, Istanbul, March 2011
  • The Night Current (short stories), Polis, 2015

Reviews

Praise for The Night Current:

The short sentences and the simplicity of expression give a sense of a sharp rhythm, in a staccato tone, and create a language I dare describe as disarmingly fluid, since it offers the text a fast reading pace and at the same time dowers the protagonists with the authenticity of the heroes next door.”

O Anagnostis, 2015

A strong, well-written collection, with coherence and attractive prose.

I Efimerida ton Syntakton Newspaper, 2015

Katsoularis knows how to achieve a compact and well-planned narration.

To Vima, 2015