Elena Maroutsou was born in Athens in 1967. She has studied History at the School of Philosophy (University of Athens) and has had her M.A. in Literature and the Visual Arts at the University of Reading. She teaches Literature and Creative Writing and she writes book reviews, which appear regularly in the greek press. She has written the following books of fiction: “Of both extremes” (Alexandreia, 1998), “The betrayal of names” (Alexandreia, 2004), “Between the train and the platform” (Kastaniotis, 2008- Athens Prize for Literature), “The meaning” (Kedros, 2010), “Obscene Orchids” (Kichli, 2015), “Two” (Kichli, 2018), “Beast-like” (Polis, 2020), “The miracle” (Kichli, 2022). The majority of her books have been shortlisted for greek literature awards.