PHILIPPOS PHILIPPOU was born on Corfu in December 1948. From 1968 to 1982, with shorter or longer breaks in between, he travelled as a mechanic on ships. He has published testimonials, studies, biographies and novels. His books, Lovers of the Sea or The Book of the Unknown Seaman, and The Political Nikos Kavvadias, are related to the lives of sailors. The main characters of The Last Days of Constantine Cavafy and The Death of Zorba are based on real people. Philippou’s short stories, essays, book critiques and reviews as well as articles on international issues have been published in newspapers and magazines in Athens and Thessaloniki. He lives in Athens.


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