Yannis Palavos, born in 1980 in the town of Velvendos in northern Greece, is a short story writer and translator. He studied Journalism and Arts Administration in Thessaloniki and Athens. The recipient of the Greek National Book Award (2013), Palavos is the author of three short story collections: “True Love and Other Stories| (2007), “Joke” (2012) and “The Child” (2019). He also co-penned two graphic novels, “The Corpse” (2011) and “Gra-Grou” (2017). Apart from the National Book Award, Joke received the Anagnostis Literary Journal Award, while “Gra-Grou” was awarded the Best Graphic Novel and Best Script prizes at the Greek Comics Awards. His translations include works by William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Tobias Wolff, Wallace Stegner and Breece D’J Pancake. His books have been translated into French and Bulgarian.