Low profile with a Pulitzer in his collection
Famous Greeks

Low profile with a Pulitzer in his collection

American Writer of Greek origin, Jeffrey Eugenides was born on 8th of March in 1960 in Detroit, Michigan. His father’s parents immigrated to America from Asia Minor, while his mother has Irish roots. He graduated with honors from Brown University and got a postgraduate degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Stanford University in 1986. His first novel, “The Virgin Suicides” was published in 1993 and became a screenplay in 1999, directed by Sofia Coppola, starring Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, Kathleen Turner and James Woods. This book has been translated into 15 languages. His second novel “Middlesex”, (Between sexes), published in 2003, won rave reviews and the Pulitzer Prize. Some works have been published in magazines like The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Yale Review, Granta, and Best American Short Stories. Besides the Pulitzer Prize, he has also been awarded a Whiting Writer’s Award and the Harold D. Vursell Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lived for a few years with his wife Karen Yamauci and their daughter in Berlin. Nowadays he is living in Chicago.

(1993) The Virgin Suicides
(2003) Middlesex (Middlesex, between sexes)

(1997) Air Mail (Best American Short Stories)
(1997) The Speed of Sperm (Granta)
(1999) Timeshare (The Pushcart Prize XXIII, Henderson ed., Pushcart)
(2000) Baster (Wonderful Town, Remnick ed., Random House)
(2001) Ancientt Myths (The Spatial Uncanny, James Casebere, Sean Kelly Gallery)
(2005) Early Music (The New Yorker)

Greek Translations
The Virgin Suicides, translated by Effie Kallifatidi Athens: Libro, 1994.
Middlesex: Between sexes, translation Anna Papastavrou Athens: Libro, 2003