Klitos Joannidis

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Mr. Klitos Ioannides was born in Moutoutas, Cyprus in 1944. He graduated from Pedoulas Gymnasium and the Teaching Academy of Cyprus. He worked as a teacher for two years (1965 - 1967). Between 1967 and 1974 he studied Philosophy, Religious and Social Studies in Paris. In 1973 he was declared Doctor of Philosophy at the Sorbonne. He worked as a translator and professor in Paris and in Athens (1973 -1976). From 1977 he was a researcher at the Cyprus Research Center. He systematicaly occupied himself not only with Religious Studies, Philosophy and the History od Modern Cypriot Literature, but with academic research into the Biblical, Patristic and Mystical letters, with poetry, essays, articles, study, criticism, translation, co-writting and presenting radio and television programs. Thousands of his articles and essays have been accomodated within the pages of both the daily press and other periodicals. Poetry and other works of his have been translated into English, French, Russian, Italian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Hungarian and Spanish. Amongst other things, he was a founding member of the Cypriot Center of the World Association of Writers (PEN), secretary for a number of years, vice - president and now in charge of public relations. He is also, a member of the Administrative Council of the Philosophical Society in Cyprus, from its foundation. He is a corresponding member of the Philosophical Society of Greece and a member of the Society of Writers, Greece. He has represented Cyprus at many Greek and International conferences on philosophy and literature.