Petros Markaris, born 1937 in Istanbul, is a playwright, who worked as an author with Theo Angelopoulos (director of ›The Beekeeper‹, ›Ulysses’ Gaze‹ etc.), and translated the works of German dramatists, like Brecht and Goethe. He began writing crime novels late in life, in the mid-1990s, and was an international success. His accolades include the ›Pepe Carvalho Prize‹, the ›Goethe Medal‹ and an honorary doctorate from the University of Thessaloniki. Petros Markaris lives in Athens.
»One of the 10 best modern European crime writers.«The Observer
»Markaris weaves suspense, humour and social criticism into a composite work of art.«Welt am Sonntag