Parthenon makes Athenians feel imperfect, inadequate, creating and recreating a longing for proportion, an innate obligation to beauty.
About AmandaAmanda 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.
I don’t find it useful or necessary to write about the real world the exact moment that strange and terrifying things happen.
When people still used to walk in the streets randomly, the Swiss writer Robert Walser, an idler of sorts, treated paths and forests as a carpet, asking his famous question; where would I be if I was not here?Read more
My idea was to present God as a frustrated creator, a feeling all writers share. You start with this big megalomaniac idea to create a world, to change the canon, and in the middle of it you feel that something went very wrong.Read more
Baroque was presented in different venues across the world, from Azerbaijan, Austria and Spain to Germany and the US.Read more
Every new work comes from a question I haven’t asked before and is different from the previous one. Hopefully. I hate repetition in writing.Read more
Truth means negotiation of the thin lines between facts, and feelings about the facts. And that you are brave enough to bear the consequences of your sincerity.Read more
Sharing some pictures from God's Wife readings in the US and Greece.Read more
Μπαρόκ: παρουσιάσεις 2018-19 Στιγμιότυπα από παρουσιάσεις του μυθιστορήματος Μπαρόκ στην Αθήνα, στη Νάξο, στη Θεσσαλονίκη, στην Κύπρο, στη Βιέννη. Read more
A radio interview at Deutschlandfunkkultur radio.Read more