Nanos Valaoritis (1921-2019) was a Greek writer who has been widely published as a poet, novelist and playwright since 1939; his correspondence with George Seferis (Allilographia 1945-1968, Ypsilon, Athens 2004) was a bestseller. Raised within a cosmopolitan family with roots in the Greek War of Independence, but twice driven into exile by events, Valaoritis lived in Greece, the United Kingdom, France and the United States. As a writer and academic, he played a significant role in introducing the literary idioms of each country to the rest of the world. The quality, international appeal, and influence of his work led Valaoritis to be described as the most important poet of the Hellenic diaspora since Constantine Cavafy. Psichogios Publications is the proud publisher of his last two collections of poetry as well as two collections of articles.