Vagelis Iliopoulos was born in Athens in 1964.
He studied Pedagogy and Theology in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Today he is director at a private primary School.
His first children’s book published in 1995. In 1997 "O Trigonopsaroulis", (The Little Triangle fish) was published. That fish has become the most famous contemporary Greek literary hero, talking about tolerance and understanding.
Since then Vagelis Iliopoulos has written a great many books for children and youth, many of them have been translated and published in other countries and have been awarded with awards, such as the Award of the Greek Section of IBBY, the State Children Literacy Award. ect. His also writes plays for theatre and movie skripts
His books are listed on IBBY’s Honor List, IBBY Outstanding books for disable children, Munich International Library’s White Ravens, BARFIE’s Catalog.
He participates in international book festivals, such as the Berlin Festival, the Book Fest in Cyprus, etc.
With his actions at schools and libraries, and with his articles he promotes Reading and the love for the children's book. He also translate children’s literature and teach Creative Writing.
The Association for the Psychosocial Health of Children and Adolescents appointed him Mental Health Messenger in Schools. The Greek Section of IBBY nominated him for Andersen Award 2018 and proclaimed him Ambassador of the Greek Children's Book.
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