Evgene Trivizas is a Greek sociologist and writer of children’s books. For his contribution as a children’s writer he was a finalist for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2006. He has published more than 120 children’s books and is one of the most popular Greek authors. He has written short stories, fairy tales, picture books, novels, poems, television series, songs, plays, and even opera librettos for children. His international appeal is clearly evident in his best-known work, The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig (1993), illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. His clever twist on the classic fairy tale of the three little pigs took the world by storm through numerous translations, and sales reached a million copies in the United States alone, earning it a second place on a list of best sellers for children. As an academic, Dr Trivizas teaches criminology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Reading.