Alexis Panselinos was born in 1943 in Athens into a family of writers. He studied law at Athens University and worked as a lawyer in Piraeus until 1996. He made his literary debut in 1982 with Stories with Dogs and has since published four novels and a volume of essays. He has translated works of literature from the English and German.
His novel The Great Procession won the Second State Literary Award for the Novel in 1986. Novels of his have been translated into Italian, English, French and German.
Betsy Lost, translated by Caroline Harbouri. Athens: Kedros Modern Greek Writers, 1996. 126pp. ISBN: 960-04-1196-4
La grande procession, translated by Henri Tonnet. Paris: Editions du Griot, 1994. 390pp. ISBN: 2-907217-55-0
Zaide ou le chameau dans la neige, translated by Henri Tonnet. Paris: Gallimard, 2001. 503 pp. ISBN: 2-07-075219-4
Zaide oder das Kamel im Scnee, translated by Theo Votsis. Berlin: BVT Berliner Tascgenbuch Verlag, 2001. 553 pp. ISBN: 3-8270-0089-0
Zaide oder das Kamel im Scnee, translated by Theo Votsis. Berlin: BVT Berliner Tascgenbuch Verlag, 2003. 553 pp. ISBN: 3-8333-0054-X
Zaida o il cammello sulle neve, translated by Masimo Cazulo. Milan: Crocetti Editore, 1999. 418 pp. ISBN: 99-8306-013-X