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Ersi Sotiropoulos

Author, Greek
Ersi Sotiropoulos, born in Patra in 1953, is one of the best known and most highly regarded writers in Greece today. She is also one of the most controversial: her Zigzag through the Bitter-Orange Trees, which in 2000 became the first novel ever to win both the Greek National Literature Prize and the prestigious Book Critics’ Prize, was withdrawn from school libraries following an obscenity trial (later overturned). Sotiropoulos has been a fellow at institutes and universities around the world, including the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program, Schloss Wiepersdorf in Germany, and Princeton University.