People are strange

Issue 25, Volume 2: Summer 2013

Christos Ikonomou

Christos Ikonomou was born in Athens in 1970. He has published two collections of short stories, The Woman on the Rails (Ellinika Grammata, 2003) and Something Will Happen, You’ll See (Polis, 2010), which won the prestigious Best Short Story Collection State Award and was the most reviewed Greek book of 2011. Short stories from the book have been featured in Flammarion’s literary magazine, L’ Atelier du Roman, and New-York-based online translation venue, InTranslation, among others. Ikonomou’s latest short story, ‘Like People Who Haven’t Laughed in Years’ was published in issue 27 of Hamish Hamilton’s online literary magazine, Five Dials. Something Will Happen, You’ll See has been translated into Italian (Editori Riuniti, 2012) and German (C.H. Beck, 2013).