Petros Markaris was born in Istanbul in 1937. Having studied economics, he made his literary debut in Greece in 1965 with a theatrical work, The Tale of Ali Retzo. This was followed by several other plays and film scripts. Markaris recently published a translation of Goethe’s Faust to critical acclaim.
Markaris’s previously published works:
Novels Che Committed Suicide, Athens, Gavrielidis, 2003 Night Bulletin, Athens, Gavrielidis, 2000 Defence Zone, Athens, Gavrielidis, 1998 Anatomy of a Crime, Athens, Livanis, 1994 The Diary of an Eternity, Athens, Gavrielidis
Plays The History of Ali Retzo, Athens, Gavrielidis, 1999 The Epic of King Ubu (from the work of Alfred Jarry) The Guests Like Horses Lucrezia Borgia
Screenplay Eternity and a Day, Athens, Kastaniotis, 1998
Essays Brecht and Dialectic Speech, Athens, Kastaniotis, 1983