Minas E. Vintiadis, journalist and author, was born in September 1957, in Port Said, Egypt, raised in his hometown, the island of Kasos, and has been living in Athens ever since he was 16. He studied Journalism at a young age and today, at an older age, he is studying Greek Culture in the Hellenic Open University.
For twenty-seven years, he worked for the Lambrakis Press Group and the newspapers “Vima” (1984) and “Ta Nea” (1986-2011). He has served as editor, cultural section editor, chief editor of the cultural department, manager of Northern Greece Publishing, manager of the magazine “Taxydromos”, features editor. Today he has a column in the ART section of the newspaper “Pontiki”. For thirty years, he worked with the national radio, the last twenty-five of which he had radio shows related to culture in the Third Program of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation.
His published work includes the novels “What I Told Claudia” (1996, Livani Publishing Organization), “The Three Marias” (1999, Livani Publishing Organization), “God’s Right Foot” (2004) and “Do They Fry Potatoes on Mars?” (2013, Topos Books) and the short stories collection “The Dragon Rooster” (2006, Ellinika Grammata). His work has been included in many short story collections (Kedros Publishing, Metaichmio Publications) and he has been published in all major literary magazines (Lexi, Dentro, Entefktirio, Exopolis, etc.). Some of his short stories have been translated to German.
He is a member of the Arts Committee of the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, a member of the Administrative Board of the Association for the Building of the Opera House and the Academy of Lyric Arts “Maria Callas”. He is an executive member of the “Scholeion” foundation of Irene Papas, while in the past, he has served as a Consultant –for three years– for the Cultural Foundation of the Journalists' Union of Athens Daily Newspapers.
He has taught Creative Writing seminars, and for three years, he taught children with special needs in Iraklio, Attica. In 2015, he taught in the Playwriting Studio of the National Theatre of Greece.
His play “Lower Parthenon” was staged in October 2015 in the National Theatre of Northern Greece, directed by Periklis Hoursoglou, while his play “Tattooland” is set for a premiere at the “Aggelon Vima” Theatre as part of the Greek Play Festival, directed by Kerasia Samara, in 2017.
Zero as Joker, 2019
Wholegrain Men, 2018
Shoe Collector, 2017
Escape Room, 2016
Top Model, 2016
The Dog in Our Stars, 2012
Lower Parthenon, 2011
Vincent’s Starry Day, 2008
Peach Pie, 2006
Translated by Nikos Stamatoulakis