Dr Dimitrios Kalpouzos

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Dimitris Kalpouzos, alias Dimitris Melicertes as pen names go, was born in Athens in 1988. He studied Greek Philology and Linguistics at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens before undertaking the MA in Writing at the University of Warwick. He now lives and writes in London, working on a historical novel for the PhD in Creative Writing and Practice-based Research at Royal Holloway, University of London, under the supervision of Benjamin Markovits.

His first translation was a short story by Santiago Roncagliolo, The Alongside Passenger, from Spanish into English and Greek. In 2012 he translated into Greek the 'Fantastic Diaries of Bathsheba Clarice de Trop', a series of children's books by author Leila Rasheed, which are published in the UK by Usborne and in Greece by Metaihmio. Dimitris's short story The Underwear Thief, published in the anthology The Draft: Stories from the Warwick MA in Writing, was chosen, adapted and performed by Chris Lowe the Story Teller at the 2011 Warwick Words Festival.

Dimitris is co-founder of the purpureus Writers, prose group of PhD students at Royal Holloway, University of London. Demonstrating a diverse range of interests from historical fiction to sci-fi, the purpureus Writers organize creative writing workshops as well as literary events featuring visiting authors, Ali Smith and Anthony Horowitz among them.


Research interests

Creative Writing

The Historical Novel

The 19th Century

Educational background

Royal Holloway, University of London, PhD in Creative Writing and Practice-based Research (2011-)

University of Warwick, MA in Writing (2010-2011)

University of Helsinki, Erasmus Exchange Student (2009)

University of Turku, Erasmus Exchange Student (2009)

National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, BA in Greek Philology and Linguistics (2006-2010)


Creative writing workshops as part of the Warwick Writing Programme in Schools for Year 9 and Year 8 Additional Learning Needs classes at Kenilworth School & Sports College (2011)

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