Elias Maglinis was born in Kinshasha, Congo, in 1970. He studied English Literature and Media Theory in England and Scotland. He lives in Athens and works as a journalist for the newspaper Kathimerni. He has published two novels: Body against body (2005) and The Interrogation (2008). He has travelled extensively and is the recipient of a US German-Marshal award. Maglinis has translated works by Ernest Hemingway, Philip Roth, Elia Kazan,Terry Eagleton, Mark O’Sullivan and Pat Barker. His work in included in several Greek anthologies.