Born in Thessaloniki in 1970, Thanasis Triaridis holds a degree in Law from the Aristotle University and has worked as a copywriter, essay-writer, columnist, lawyer, editor, documentary screenwriter, and organizer of seminars – among others. Triaridis has been particularly preoccupied with the various aspects of the Western culture: classical and postclassical epic narrative, tragedy, Renaissance ideology, pre-20th century Western art, the unifying narrative of the West, pornography, the history of theatre and cinema, as well as with other aspects of literature and aesthetics. He has been the co-editor of the magazine The Riverboats (1990-1992) and consultant of the magazine Mauve (2003-2006). From 2007 onwards he has been organizing seminars on several topics pertaining the Western civilization in Thessaloniki and Athens. In 2008 he created the – out-of-trade – “gavla” publications, while in 2009 he founded “digma” publications. (http://www.ekdoseis-digma.gr/). Since 2009, he has also been involved with “diapyroN” publications (http://diapyron.com/); he has been publishing his books through the last two publishing efforts.
From 1996 to 2001 he has been an activist of the DROM Network for the social rights of Gypsies, while he actively participated in the creation of the Volunteer Platelet Donors Network of Thessaloniki in 1996. His writings have been published in a variety of newspapers, magazines and websites. In the summer of 2005 he terminated his 18-month collaboration with the newspaper Makedonia (Sunday edition), when the latter refused to publish one of his essays concerning the dead Macedonian language, and the necessity of teaching it in schools.
Between 2005 and 2008, Triaridis created and coordinated a series of publications titled Objections in “tipothito” publications; a total of six books were released. He denied becoming a reserve soldier, and has been a conscientious objector since 2009. He has written many texts against nations and chauvinism, religions, totalitarianism, racism, and every form of individual and collective violence.
Since 2000, Triaridis has issued - in various forms - 38 books with narratives and essays (they can all be found in his site http://triaridis.gr/books.html, with his first novel being The Wind Whistles in Koupela. In 2004 he set up his own site (http://triaridis.gr/), where he has gathered all his published books, essays, articles, and research papers - so far more than 300. All his writings are free from copyright restrictions and can be reproduced in their totality or partly without any license. Novels, narratives, poems, plays, and essays have been translated into English, French, German and Italian.
The Lullaby Singer, 2015
Lacrimosa or the unbecoming, 2014
Zyklon or destiny, 2014
Historia de un amour or the ants, 2011
La ultima noche or the sharks, 2010
Photo: Isavella Petraki