Stel Pavlou

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Stel Pavlou
Born (1970-11-22) 22 November 1970 (age 45)
Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Novelist, Screenwriter, Short story writer, Actor
Nationality British
Genre Thriller, Speculative fiction, Science fiction
Subject History, Mythology, Anthropology, Languages, Genetics

Stelios Grant Pavlou (born 22 November 1970) is a British author and screenwriter.


A screenwriter and speculative fiction novelist, he is the author of the bestselling Atlantis novel Decipher, released in 2001, and the historical crime thriller Gene, released in 2005. His books have been published in 12 languages.

Pavlou attended University of Liverpool through LIHE. He also studied at the University of Mississippi as an exchange student. Pavlou's first screenwriting credit was for the film The 51st State (known as Formula 51 outside the USA) starring Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Carlyle. In 2006 he ventured into acting starring as Kagan, the lead role in Kochana Cafe. The film premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. He wrote a draft for an as-yet-unproduced adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama for Morgan Freeman and David Fincher.

He operates, a website dedicated to the study of the Atlantis myth and its myriad associated theories.


  • 2000 Babe (music video - Dr. Gonzo)
  • 2001 Decipher (novel)
  • 2001 The 51st State/Formula 51 (feature film)
  • 2002 Who the hell is Stel Pavlou? (short)
  • 2005 Gene (novel)
  • 2006 The strange case of Jared Spoon who went to pieces for love (short story)
  • 2006 Checkpoint (short story)
  • 2006 Kochana Cafe (short film)
  • 2007 Omegamorphosis (short story)
  • 2007 You had me at verify username and password (short story)
  • 2008 The Big Uneasy (short story)

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