Kostis Papagiorgis

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Kostis Papagiorgis (Greek: Κωστής Παπαγιώργης; real name: Κωνσταντίνος Παπαγεωργίου Konstantinos Papageorgiou; 20 March 1947 – 21 March 2014) was a Greek essayist, columnist and translator of philosophical studies.[1][2]


A teacher's son, Papagiorgis was born on March 20, 1947 in Neochori, Ypati and lived in Kymi (1951–1960), Chalandri, Thessaloníki (1966–1967) and Paris (1969–1975).

He attended law school in Thessaloníki and philosophy in Paris, without, however, having completed his studies. He began writing and translating in the latter half of the 1970s, while at the same time working in publishing. He published the theoretical magazine "Chora". He began writing essays in 1987.

In 2002 he was honored with the Greek National Literary Award (Greece's most prestigious literary award) for his work "Kanellos Delegiannis".

Papagiorgis spent the last years of his life in Athens with his wife Rania Stathopoulou and wrote for the Greek free press magazine LIFO.


  1. ^ Panourgia, Neni (October 1994). "Essay Review: Objects at Birth, Subjects at Death". Journal of Modern Greek Studies. 12 (2): 261–269. doi:10.1353/mgs.2010.0206. Kostis Papagiorgis's [work]‚ (1991) follows the same path but with one significant difference that his secular orientation places humanity, not religion, at the crux of his analytical conclusions. ... 
  2. ^ "The author, Kostis Papagiorgis dies at 67". Newsbomb.gr. 2014-03-22. Retrieved 22 March 2014.