Σκαραγκάς Γιάννης, Gianni Skaragas
Gianni Skaragas is a novelist, screenwriter, and playwright. He writes in both English and Greek, and teaches creative writing. A professional writer for more than twenty years, Skaragas is the author of ten books in Greece and Switzerland. His first novel, Epifania, a psychological suspense novel, was adapted for television in 2001. In 2009, his play “Prime Numbers” was presented in an Off-Off-Broadway production at the Greek Cultural Center in New York. His short story “The History of Grains” was adapted for theatre in Zurich, Switzerland, and premiered in 2017 (“Courage”). Skaragas has been the creator and writer of five television series in Greece. His English short stories and poems have appeared in publications including The Tower Journal, American Chordata, World Literature Today, Crannóg, Spilled Milk, and elsewhere. He was the recipient of the Copper Nickel Editors' Prize for Prose in 2018 (University of Colorado). His grants, fellowships, and residencies include honors from organizations such as the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin, Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Writers OMI (Ledig House), the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, and Stiftung Sulzberg, among others.
Acclaim for Gianni Skaragas
“Gianni Skaragas has had more stories published in World Literature Today than any other writer in the last ten years. Want to tap into the zeitgeist of contemporary international short fiction? Read The Lady of Ro and you’ll encounter the work of a master of the form.”
—Daniel Simon, Editor in Chief, World Literature Today
“Skaragas’s writing is both quiet and restless; it asks us to pay attention to the hidden corners of our cities—the embraces under bridges, the unexpected generosity of neighbors, and the secrets lurking in our homes."
– Joanna Luloff, Copper Nickel
“Skaragas crafts a complex story of loss and forgiveness, a sophisticated narrative puzzle with immaculate plotting. He demonstrates a rare combination of ethical generosity and psychological insight, an ability to understand humanity without being partial. It’s the new Noir.”
–Panos Economides, European Business Review
“Skaragas’s play (Prime Numbers) is written with extraordinary literary elegance and the confessions of each character ingeniously delve deep into the human soul.”
–– NEO Magazine, New York
“In his [Skaragas's] writings, the ordinary becomes the critical, rendering complex events and emotions into stories that shed light on the human experience of loss and redemption. His poetic prose is profound and unusual in its emotional range and intensity.”
– Coucou Magazine, Switzerland