Vangelis Raptopoulos was born in 1959 in Athens. He published his first book, In Pieces, at the age of twenty. The Great Sand is his twentieth book. The Bachelor was adapted for cinema, and Toll Gates for television.
The Cicadas translated by Fred A. Reed. Athens: Kedros, 1996. 172 pp.
Original Title: Τα τζιτζίκια
L’incredibile storia della Papessa Giovanna translated by Luigi Casciola. Milano: Crocetti Editore, Milano 2002. 144 pp.
Original Title: Η απίστευτη ιστορία της Πάπισσας Ιωάννας