Greek Cypriot writer Myrto Azina Chronides, born in 1961 in Nicosia, Cyprus, has been writing since an early age, and has written many essays and poems, won literary prizes for poetry and prose whilst studying at the Pancyprian Gymnasium, and published her first book, Hemerologion (1977), at the age of sixteen. She studied medicine and specialized in general medicine at University Hospital Bonn in Euskirchen after graduating and has been working at the Department of Medical and Public Health Services in Cyprus since 2007. She has published three book, Pathology (1987), Rachel (1997) and The Experiment (2009), which won the European Union Prize for Literature in 2010, and her short stories have been featured in many literary magazines and two national anthologies. Her writing style is metaphoric, influenced by psychoanalysis, and rich in intertextual reference and allusion. The Experiment has been translated into many foreign languages, including Albanian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, English, Lithuanian, Macedonian, German, Romanian, Serbian and Spanish.
Outstanding awards and distinctions
- 2010 – European Union Prize for Literature
- Pathology (1987)
- Rachel (1997)
- The Experiment / Το πείραμα (2009)