Niki Marangou

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Niki Marangou
Born 1948
Limassol, Cyprus
Died 7 February 2013 (aged 65)
Fayoum, Egypt
Nationality Cypriot
Notable work Divan
Awards Cavafy award
poetry prize of Athens Academy
Website Website

Niki Marangou (1948 – 7 February 2013) was an award winning Greek Cypriot author and artist.

Early life and education[edit]

Marangou was born in Limassol, Cyprus, in 1948.[1][2] She studied sociology in West Berlin, Germany, from 1965 to 1970.[2]


After graduation, Marangou worked as a dramaturge at the Cyprus Theatre Organisation.[1] She also ran a bookshop in Nicosia.[2] She was the author of books of prose, poetry and children’s fairy tales.[2] She was also a painter and had seven solo exhibitions.[2] Her first solo exhibition was in 1975.[3] She was a member of the Hellenic Authors Society and the Cyprus Writers Association.[2]

Some of her books were translated into German.[4]


Marangou received different awards. In 1998, she was awarded the Cavafy prize for poetry in Alexandria.[2] In 2006, she was awarded the poetry prize of the Athens Academy for her book Divan.[2][5] In 2007 her novel The Demon of Lust was described as one of the ten best Greek short story books by literature magazine Diavaso Rewards.[4] She was given the Konstantin-Kavafis Prize for Poetry in 2008.[4]


Marangou died in Fayoum, Egypt, on 7 February 2013 in a car crash while travelling.[6][7] She was 65.[8]


Niki Marangou: Von Famagusta nach Wien. Die Geschichte eines Arztes aus Zypern, übers. a. d. Griechischen v. Martin Scharnhorst, 120 S., ISBN 978-3-902585-08-0, Klagenfurt, Kitab, 2008


  1. ^ a b "Award winning author and artist Niki Marangou dies". Cyprus Mail. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Marangou, Niki". Cyprus Pen. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Niki Marangou: Bio". In Focus. 9 (3). September 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Remembering Niki Marangou at Europa literarisch by EUNIC Berlin, 4 June". European Union National Institute for Culture. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Niki Marangou from Cyprus". Goethe Institut. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Nikki Marangou, writer and painter killed in fatal car accident in Egypt on excursion to Fayoum". CYBC. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Niki Marangou dies". In Cyprus. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Coming home". ISG. Retrieved 8 February 2013.