Kallia Papadaki

Kallia Papadaki was born in Didymoteicho, Greece, and grew up in Thessaloniki. She works as a professional screenwriter. Her critically acclaimed short-story collection Ο ήχος του ακάλυπτου “The Back-Lot Sound” won the Diavazo Journal New Writers Award. September, her first feature-length script, won the 2010 International Balkan Fund Script Development Award, received the Nipkow Scholarship in Berlin, and premiered at the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Dendrites, her first novel, was awarded the EU Prize for Literature, shortlisted for the Anagnostis Best Novel Award, and won the Clepsidra Best Young Author Prize.

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