Papandreou Nikos - Greece

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Nikos Papandreou is a writer and lives in Athens, where besides writing weekly and monthly columns for the Greek press, he works as an economics consultant in the field of insurance. His first novel (of three), A Crowded Heart (Picador/Penguin) was short-listed for the 1998 Los Angeles Book Prize. His essays, articles and short stories have appeared in anthologies and journals such as Antioch Review, The Literary Review, Threepenny Review, AGNI, Quarterly West, Harvard Review, Quarry, Wascana Review, The Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora, Indiana Review as well as in Greek literary journals such as LEXI, and Entefktirion and elsewhere. His most recent novel Days Like These (2005, as yet available only in Greek) has as its hero a World Bank economist working in Algeria and Washington D.C. who wants to do “the right thing.”  A work of non-fiction, Mikis and Manos: A tale of two composers, explores the relationship between music and politics in Greek society (forthcoming) while a previous work of non-fiction (2003) Life in the First Person: Andreas Papandreou and the art of political narrative, explored the use of metaphor and narrative in the speeches of Andreas and George Papandreou. 

Nick Papandreou was born in San Francisco in 1956, went to high school in Canada, studied economics and political science at Yale and received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton in 1986. After Greek military service and a few years at the World Bank, he turned to writing.