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Anna and Manos Kontoleon (Greece)

Anna Kontoleon was born in Athens in 1974, studied drama and acting and works as a drama teacher. She has been writing and translating for 15 years, including fairy tales and novels for children. She was awarded the 2012 Greek IBBY award for The Seven Lives of Kombos and in 2015 won the ‘Award for Translation of a Book for Children’ by the Greek Society of Literary Translators.

Manos Kontoleon was born in Athens in 1946, studied physics, but literature won him over at a very young age. He is one of the most popular Greek children’s authors and has won many Greek IBBY and Society of Greek Writers awards.

Their latest collaboration is Comings and Goings.