Theodor Kallifatides has published more than forty works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have been translated around the world. Born in Greece in 1938, Kallifatides immigrated in 1964 to Sweden, where he began his literary career. As a translator, he has brought August Strindberg and Ingmar Bergman to Greek readers, and Giannis Ritsos and Mikis Theodorakis to Swedish ones. He has received numerous awards for his work in both Greece and Sweden. He lives in Sweden.
Theodor Kallifatides recommends
City of Sparrows (2020)
"It's been a long time since a book kept me up all night, but City of Sparrows did. A tender, yet wild and tangible testimony bearing witness to the tragedy in Syria."