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Which words or phrases do you most overuse today? You are healthy, stop whining.

What is your idea of perfect happiness today?
Wake up early in the morning, after a good night’s sleep.

Photo by Yiorgos Kordakis

What is your greatest fear?
Getting sick.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself today?
Hypochondria; I get self-absorbed and vain.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Which living person do you most admire today?
My sister; hero and guardian angel.

What is your current state of mind?
At least we got Pornhub premium for free.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue today?
Organized charity; rarely comes with no-strings-attached.

On what occasion would you lie today?
To not hurt someone, and, not often, to get laid.

What do you most dislike about your appearance today?
My hair, whatever’s left of it.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Which words or phrases do you most overuse today?
You are healthy, stop whining.

When and where were you happiest?
Living in a shack in the forest of Fontainebleau.

Which talent would you most like to have today?
Mastering the traditional Greek dances.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My next boyfriend.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I’d stop acting out.

What do you consider your greatest achievement till today?
My three best friends.

Where would you most like to be living?
Precisely where I live.

If you were to die and come back, what would it be?
My nephew; he is goofy, kind, and super smart.

What is your most treasured possession?
My napkin-portrait sketched by Edmund White.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Pandemic lockdown cabin fever.

What is your favorite occupation today?

What do you most value in your friends?
Hugging me. I miss it.

Who are your favorite writers today?
Roberto Bolano and Edmund White.

Who is your hero of fiction?
The father in ‘Grief Is the Thing with Feathers’.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Fletcher Christian.

Who are your heroes in real life today?
Julien Harneis, Tim Murphy, and Nikos Dedes; bettering the world.

What are your favorite names?
Xenophon and Zoe; my nephew and niece.

What is it that you most dislike?
Book introductions.

What is your greatest regret?
Lifestyle drugs.

What is your most marked characteristic?
My Grenglish.

What is your greatest extravagance today?
Writing dystopian noir fiction during the time of pandemic. I find it hybris.

What is your motto today?
‘Do remember they can’t cancel the spring’—David Hockney.

Interview by Thanassis Diamantopoulos for