Christos Chrissopoulos (1968) is a novelist, essayist and translator. He was born in Athens and is among the most prolific young prose writers on the Greek literary scene. He has authored five novels, most recently The London Day Of Laura Jackson (2008), a volume of essays (The Language Box, 2006), and one collection of short stories (Napolean Delastos’ Recipes, 1997). Since 1999, he has collaborated with the visual artist Diane Neumaier on several art projects. Their artists’ book, The Black Dress, was published in the USA in 2002. Their exhibition Encounters was held at the Reykjavik Museum of Art in 2003 and the corresponding catalogue was published in 2004. Christos has been featured in many anthologies of contemporary Greek fiction and writes regularly on literary theory. His work appears in five languages. He has won a number of grants and has been invited to writers’ centres in Europe and America. He was an Iowa Fellow in 2007. His website is: http://chrissopoulos.blogspot.com/
'I like to use the languages of the various arts – literature, music, theatre...I think that is the spirit of the modern global era.'- poet Ivan Hristov spoke to SJ Fowler of 3AM magazine about the evolution of the contemporary Bulgarian poetry scene.
Cosmin Borza discusses the work of Romania's 'Generation 2000' poets, including Radu Vancu and Claudiu Komartin in an essay at Asymptote.
At the Sofia Poetics festival, which was organised by Word Express participant Ivan Hristov, Scottish based poet Ryan Van Winkle caught up with fellow festival guests SJ Fowler and Tomasz Rózycki. To hear Fowler and Rózycki discussing their work and reading some of their poetry, listen to the Scottish Poetry Library podcast here.