George Pavlopoulos (1980)
George Pavlopoulos was born in Athens in 1980. He is the author of three novels, 300 Kelvin in the Afternoon (2007), Steam (2011) and The Limit and the Wave (2014). He has also written a collection of short stories, As Far Away from Home as You Can Get, which is forthcoming in 2019. An extended excerpt from his first novel was featured in New York-based online translation venue, InTranslation. His second novel Steam is in the permanent collection of Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and Columbia libraries. George has also written several travelogues, including the highly praised travel blog series, Letters to Barbara and is a dedicated street photographer, presenting part of his work on his widely popular Instagram account. He currently lives in Berlin.
- As Far Away from Home as You Can Get, (short-stories) Forthcoming from Kritiki Publishers, 2019
- The Limit and the Wave, (novel) Potamos Publishers, 2014
- 300 Kelvin in the Afternoon, (novel) Alexandria Publications, 2007
- Steam, (novel) Kedros Publishers, 2011
Praise for 300 Kelvin in the Afternoon:
George Pavlopoulos’, 300 Kelvin in the Afternoon, was the most delightful and unexpected surprise of the summer … so unusual for a twenty-seven year old to be able to write like this … (His) knowledge of the North is admirable …(the book) constitutes the contemporary version of the male adventure novel of the 1900s. Only in this case, the epic element gives way to serious contemplation, supreme artistry in the use of language and an emphasis on the present that help lead the reader into a deep and meaningful experience.
Nikos Vatopoulos, I Kathimerini Newspaper, 01/09/2007
It is the story of three men, who set off from the port of Gothenburg in 1897, in order to reach the Arctic Sea. The conspiratorial net of the plot is imaginary, taking place both on land and on air at the dawn of the 20th century, as it looms in uncertainty; the existential self-evident questions it poses remaining unsolved to this day.
Nikos Dokas and Vasilis K.Kalamaras, Eleftherotypia Newspaper, 14/09/2007
Some pages are … quite moving due to the sensitivity, maturity, and beauty of the landscape and characters. There is not even a trace of melodrama in this story: just a sophisticated purity. One could say that 300 Kelvin in the Afternoon is a latter day version of Jules Verne without the fairy tale aspects and with more psychology.
Nikos Vatopoulos, I Kathimerini Newspaper, 09/12/2007