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Alexis Stamatis Biography | Poet

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Alexis Stamatis is a well known Greek novelist, and poet born in Athens, Greece. He studied Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and took postgraduate degrees in Architecture and Cinematography in London. He has published ten novels. His second novel, ar Flaubert (Kedros 2000), a critically acclaimed best seller in Greece, has been published in UK, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Serbia. Bar Flaubert has been adapted to a screenplay by the author and the director Vassilis Douvlis. Alexis Stamatis has also published six books of poetry. His second book, The Architecture of Interior Spaces, was awarded the Nikiforos Vrettakos Prize in 1994. wo collections of his poems have been translated in Great Britain. He has written the libretti for two musical pieces by the composer Theo Abazis, performed in Megaron Mousikis and the Chora theatre. In 2004, he participated at the world famous International Writing Program of the University of Iowa through a Greek Fulbright Artists & Art-Scholars Award. In 2007, the US publishing house Etruscan Press has won the 1st International Literary award by the US National Endowment for the Arts to publish his novel American Fugue. Alexis Stamatis presented his book in the US in 2008. His tour included around 15 Universities all over the country including Harvard, Yale, New York University, San Francisco State University and Brown. In 2009 he was writer in residence in Shanghai, invited by the Shanghai Writers Association. He has represented Greece in various Book Festivals and seminars all over the world. He has been working for many major Greek newspapers and magazines. e currently teaches creative writing at the Hellenic American Academic Foundation (Athens College- Psychico College) and the Herakleidon Art Museum