Antonis Georgiou, a Cypriot author, poet and playwright, was born in 1969. He studied Law in Moscow and Theatre Studies and works as a lawyer. He is a member of the editorial board of the literary magazine Anef and he was involved with the composition of Theatre Diaries (2001-2013) on the history of the Cypriot theater. His plays have been widely staged in Cyprus and the region, he has published a poetry collection called Full Moon Minus One, and the books Sweet Bloody Life and An Album of Stories. An Album of Stories won the 2016 European Union Prize for Literature and is being translated into more than 10 languages.