Lia Vitali was born in Athens, but her family is originally from Constantinople.
She studied Law, Psychology and Journalism while attending seminars about Directing, Creative Writing and Marketing. As a writer, she has won Greek and international awards for her novels and plays, while her work in Advertising has also received distinctions. A number of her plays have been staged in Athens, Thessaloniki, Cyprus and London (Dinner, The Great Game, Roast Beef, Addio Del Passato, Rock Story, Ninth Wedding, Zeibekiko). Other plays include: Evanna, Beasts in the Warehouse, Mama Mia, Gin Fizz, Love Me!
Vitali has also published a number of novels – Anna X. (Odysseus Publications), The Translator’s Belly (Exandas Publications), The Terror of Memory (Exandas Publications), The Tale about the Great Fear (Kastaniotis Publications), Sacred Trap (Patakis Publications) –, collections of short stories – The Smell of Black (Exandas Publications), Dark Mothers (Patakis Publications) –, The Complete Plays-Volume 2 (Capricorn Publications). Moreover, she has written scripts for television – Persecution, Anna X., Farewell Anatolia directed by Kostas Koutsomitis, etc. –, for movies (Free Diving directed by Yiorgos Panousopoulos, etc.) –, and for the radio – talk shows and radio dramas.
Since 2000, Lia Vitali has been teaching Creative Writing and Playwriting. She has participated in International Theatre Conferences and Workshops, and has been a member of the committee for the television awards. She has also been a board member of the Scriptwriters Guild of Greece, the International Theatre Institute, the Advisory Board of the Greek Film Centre, and the Ministry of Culture’s award committee for plays. She is a regular member of the Greek Playwrights’ Society
In 2013, she created the "Festival of Hellenic Theatre Plays of the 21st Century", under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture (2016), for the promotion of new plays by contemporary Greek playwrights and their acquaintance with the public completed performances at the stage of the theater of Angelon Vima and Ear Victoria. She is its artistic director.
Night in the Highway, 2014
Ninth Wedding, 2010
Rock Story, 2008
Addio del passato, 2005
Mama Mia, 2004
Love me!, 2003
Beasts in the Warehouse, 2002
The Great Game, 2000
Roast Beef, 1994
Gin Fizz, 1990