Elena Houzouri was born in Thessaloniki. She has worked as a literary critic since 1981, publishing articles in Athenian newspapers and literary journals. Her essays have been published in Entefktriro and I Lexi. She is a contributor to the Vivliothiki supplement of Eleftherotypia newspaper.
She has acted as editorial consultant to Patakis and Nea Synora-Livanis publishers, and is in charge of Ellinika Grammata’s series Writings of Innocence and Letters for You. She is on the editorial board of the English-language periodical Hellenic Quarterly.
She prepares and presents the book programmes My Friend Mr Guttenberg and Book of the Day for the Net 105.8 state radio channel.