Koraly Dimitriadis is a Cypriot-Australian writer, actor, and the author of the poetry books Just Give Me The Pills and Love and F—k Poems. Love and F—k Poems is a bestseller for the poetry genre in Australia, and has had rights sold into Europe. It has also been translated into Greek. Her two books form the basis of her poetic play Saying the wrong things which premiered in Melbourne’s renowned La Mama Theatre. Koraly produced, acted and wrote in a series of short films of her poems called The Good Greek Girl Film Project, with her film Best Friend shortlisted for The Australian Online Video Awards. Koraly is currently developing her debut novel, Divided Island, a love story set in Melbourne and Cyprus that explores how our upbringing effects who we love and how we love. She writes opinion for the Australian media and has been published in The Independent(UK) and The Washington Post internationally. Much of Koraly’s work is to do with cultural and religious repression. She is also working on a non-fiction book called Not Till You’re Married.
In June 2019 Koraly Dimitriadis will come to Kraków for monthly residence of The Krakow UNESCO City of Literature Program.
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