Have you ever thought about antimatter?
Our inaugural arts competition is centred on the stimulus of 'antimatter', inspired by the mind map our editors composed!
Alecos Papadatos is a Greek comic artist, illustrator and animator. He is best known for his work on Logicomix (Bloomsbury) and Democracy (Bloomsbury), which have been translated in over 30 languages, and topped the New York Times Best Seller list. He is now working on a new graphic novel based on the life of Aristotle, to be published by Dargaud and also teaches masterclasses and holds workshops on storyboarding, animation and comics’ design in Greece, Turkey, Poland, France and England.
Polly Barton is a translator of Japanese literature and non-fiction, currently based in Bristol. She has translated short stories for Words Without Borders, The White Review and Granta. Her full-length translations include Friendship for Grown-ups by Naocola Yamazaki and Mikumari by Misumi Kubo (both Strangers Press) and Spring Garden by Tomoka Shibasaki (Pushkin Press). She won the 2020 PEN Short Story Prize, as well as the 2019 Fitzcarraldo Editions Essay Prize. She is currently working on a non-fiction book titled Fifty Sounds (Fitzcarraldo Editions).
Katerina Karidi is the lead publisher at The Ikaros Publishing Company, the exclusive publisher of Greek Nobel laureates in Literature, George Seferis and Odysseus Elytis. Since its inception, Ikaros has housed dozens of National Book Award winners, and has launched the careers of some of Greece's greatest contemporary poets, writers and thinkers. Most recently, she has published and edited translated editions of work by: George Saunders, Colm Toibin, Juan Gabriel Vásquez and Hannah Kent.