Delina Vasiliadi (Vasileiadou Despoina’s pen name) was born, lives and works in Greece. She is married and has a daughter, Myrtali.
Her love for arts, colours, books, painting and writing became apparent at an extremely young age. She studied painting next to her mother Lizetta Vasiliadi and Stelios Mavromatis - both very famous Greek painters.
Delina studied Economics, Finance and Accounting with a full scholarship (University of Macedonia), was the Valedictorian of her graduation year, graduated with honors and distinction. She, also, studied Stage and Film Acting and Directing (Parathlasi Drama School, New York Film Academy) and took several classes, seminars and master classes in theater and film (acting, directing, writing).
For years she worked at the financial sector, but now she is fully devoted to the arts, especially in writing, where she has won several important literary awards. She has received twice the Prize for Plays by the Greek Authors’ Association (2017, 2018), a Commendation for Plays (2018) and the Fairy tale’s Prize (2020) by the Panhellenic Authors’ Association, the First Prize (2019) and the Second Prize (2018) for Short Stories and a Commendation (2018) for a fairy tale by Club Unesco, the Hellenic Cultural Association of Greek Cypriots Prize (2019) for a fairy tale, twice the Writer’s Union of Northern Greece Prize (2020, 2019) for a fairy tale, a Commendation (2018) and the Third Prize (2018) for fairy tales by the Keratsini Science, Culture and Arts Company, twice the First Prize for Plays (2018, 2019) and three times Commendations (2019) for fairy tales and short stories by the Literary Magazine Kefalos, the Anima Publishing House Prize for fairy tales (2017) and the Second Fairy tale Prize at the LINOS International Literary Competition. Ηερ fairy tale “Romi and Miranda” was included at the Hellenic Cultural Association of Greek Cypriots “Books of the year 2019” list, while the fairy tale “The lost colors of the rainbow” was proclaimed “Children’s book of the year 2017” and received the Literary Magazine Kefalos Prize. The play “Passage” was proclaimed “Play of the year 2018” and received the Literary Magazine Kefalos Prize and the play “Playing with Alice”, which was proclaimed “Play of the year 2019” and received the Literary Magazine Kefalos Prize, was included at the Hellenic Cultural Association of Greek Cypriots “Books of the year 2019” list. She has been writing theatrical reviews and articles about the theatre for years (Exostis, blogs, film noir), illustrated the fairytale “The miser” for the book “Storytellers and Painters”, acted in video-art projects, documentaries and films in Greece and abroad and worked for the National Theatre of Northern Greece as Assistant Director, Director and Author.
Delina has exhibited solo several times in Greece and abroad. In 2014 she was selected to exhibit her artwork under the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union in Luxembourg at the European Commission and then in Brussels, again, at the European Commission. Many of her paintings were included in art books and are now in several private and public collections (Europe, U.S.A.).
Delina has written many plays and fairytales. Some of them have been presented on the radio in Greece and abroad, while some others have been published in literary magazines. In 2020 her play Passage was presented at the “Hephaestus Radio” in Austria, while many Greek and foreign Media all around the globe (radio, TV, blogs, newspapers) have made tributes to her work.
Three of her children’s books have been published by Michalis Sideris Publishing House, while soon three more will be published in Greece. The Publishing House Anemoessa has included her play “Lullaby” at its latest collective plays’ volume and The KAPA Publishing House, that has already published three of her plays (Passage, Playing with Alice, Home-made Paradise) will soon publish two more, Paper Fates and Loves me loves me not.
Delina has recently joined a British Publishing House that will publish her plays in English.
She is a permanent member of the Greek Authors’ Association and the Hellenic Literary Society. In 2020 she joined the Greek Play Project.
For more information please visit: www.delinavasiliadi.gr
Homemade Paradise, 2019
Paper Fates, 2019
Playing with Alice, 2018
The Lost Colors of the Rainbow, 2018