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Niki Marangou

Niki Marangou published poetry, fiction, translations, and won several literary prizes and awards.

Born in Limassol, Cyprus 1948. She had published many books of prose, poetry and children's fairy tales and won state prizes for her literary work. In 1998, she won the Cavafy Prize for Poetry in Alexandria. In 2004, her poem ‘Roses' was chosen to be hung in waiting rooms in NHS Hospitals in the UK. In 2006, she received the Athens Academy poetry award for her book Divan. In May 2008, her book The Demon Of Lust was nominated in Athens as one the ten best short stories of the year for the Diavazo Awards. Her poems are included in the "European constitution in verse" of the Brussels Poetry Collective (2009) and in the cd «Nachrichten von der Poesie» (Random House) edited by Joachim Sartorius.

She was a member of the Hellenic Authors Society and the Cyprus Writers Association. Marangou had seven exhibitions of her work in painting. She died in a car accident in Egypt in 2013.