Eponine Howarth

Eponine Howarth was born in Brussels, Belgium. But she hasn't stayed there long, adventuring from making and watching films where 'nothing ever happens' to exploring the notions of radical banality and political violence. She has worked as an editor for La Piccioletta Barca for 3 years now, after meeting co-founders Vasiliki and Konstantinos in London. She is now co-editor-in-chief of the magazine, as well as the editor fiction, essays, poetry and the former editor of The Thread.

She is a Franco-British lawyer. She holds an LLB and BSc in Politics and International Relations (the London School of Economics), and an LLM (University of Cambridge). She has worked on death penalty cases in the United States, genocide in Cambodia, and modern slavery in the United Kingdom.

But don't necessarily take her at her word. She's co-directed two films starring Eva Kandoul, 'The Hedgehog's Dilemma' and 'Seventeenth.' Films lauded and inspired by Arthur Schopenhauer, Daniel Olivieri, Dominik Moll, and Chantal Akerman. She can often be found binge reading in a variety of places too, frequently works by Latin American writers and poets such as Alejandro Zambra, Mario Levrero, Ida Vitale, and Alejandra Pizarnik. Often in transit but sometimes at a desk, she writes: essays, lists, criticism, short stories and poetry, and translates into English works from French, Spanish and Italian. She might be best known as an avid disciple of French diplomat and novelist, Romain Gary. If not sitting in a cafe, or in bed, you can probably find Eponine kicking a football on a muddy pitch.