God’s Wife is a book like no other I’ve ever read, a book impossible to pull off. I have no idea how Amanda Michalopoulou did it.
AM's works have been translated in 20 languages
The legendary Hanna Schygulla is reading an excerpt from God's Wife
PRAISE FOR GOD’S WIFE
God‘s Wife is a stunningly brilliant book. It is a moving love story that unfolds with the rigorous intellectual logic of a piece of first-rate theology. Highly recommended.
– Simon Critchley, author of The Book of Dead Philosophers
A beautiful and haunting portrait of a marriage that scrambled my thoughts on faith, power, love and sacrifice. A gorgeous, important book.
– Jac Jemc, author of The Grip of It and False Bingo
God’s Wife is an allegorical work that speaks to these troubling times with an unusual voice, with wit and intelligence.
– Lynne Tillman, author of Men and Apparitions
A brilliant exploration of time and being and the existential wonders and terrors of repetition. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
– Laird Hunt, author of In the House in the Dark of the Woods
Amanda Michalopoulou is the author of eight novels and three short story collections. She has been a contributing editor at Kathimerini in Greece and Tagesspiegel in Berlin. Her stories have appeared in Harvard Review, Guernica, PEN magazine, World Literature Today, Words Without Borders, Asymptote, The Guardian, Brooklyn Rail among others.
She is a winner of the Revmata Award (1994), the Diavazo Award for her novel Jantes (1996) and the Academy of Athens Prize for her short story collection “Bright Day” (2013). The American translation of her book I’d Like won the International Literature Prize by NEA in the US (2008) and the Liberis Liber Prize of the Independent Catalan Publishers (2012). Her stories and essays have been translated into twenty languages. Read more