Ersi Sotiropoulos

  • Greece
  • 2020-2021
Ersi Sotiropoulos

Ersi Sotiropoulos is a poet and novelist who lives in Athens, Greece. Her work has been translated into many languages, and she has been awarded the Greek National Book Prize twice, the Book Critics’ Award, and the Athens Academy Prize, among other distinctions.


June, the novel she will be working on at the Institute takes place in a single hour – sixty minutes within the mind of a Greek diplomat in Paris undergoing a brain MRI. Following an imaginary line of human greatness and folly, hope and disillusionment, the book will examine the somehow mystified intersection between money, migration, politics, and personal responsibility.