Rhea Galanaki

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Rhea Galanaki is considered Greece's premier woman novelist. Born in Crete in 1947, Galanaki studied history and archaeology at the University of Athens and was a founding member of the Society of Greek Writers. She is the author of several books of poetry and criticism as well as two other novels, The Life of Ismail Ferik Pasha (P. Owen, 1996), which was the first Greek novel ever included in the 1994 UNESCO Collection of Representative Works. In 1999, Eleni, or Nobody won the Greek State Prize for Best Novel, and was one of the three candidates for the European Aristeion Prize for Literature. Galanaki lives in Patras, Greece.