Constantia Soteriou

Constantia Soteriou

Constantia Soteriou is a writer from Cyprus and born in Nicosia in 1975. Her novels ‘Aishe Goes on Vacation’ and ‘Voices Made of Soil’ were shortlisted for the Greek and Cypriot National Book Awards. Her short story, ‘Death Customs’, translated into English by Lina Protopapa, was the winner of the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. ‘Bitter Country’,  (Patakis, 2020) revolves around the final moments of the mother of an eighteen-year-old man who went missing in the 1974 coup d’état. Her most recent book ‘Brandy Sour’ (Patakis, 2022), a novel set in the 22 rooms of the iconic The Ledra Palace Hotel in Nicosia, won the 2023 National Book Prize in Cyprus and will be published in English by Foundry Editions in June 2024 and translated by Lina Protopapa.

Constantia Soteriou is a founding member of the literary group “Diavaseis” that aims to promote Cypriot literature abroad.