Panos Karnezis
Panagiotis Karnezis is a Greek writer. Born in Greece
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 in 1967, he moved to England
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 in 1992 to study Engineering
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. He was later awarded a M.A.
Master of Arts (postgraduate)
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 in Creative Writing
Creative writing
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 by the University of East Anglia
University of East Anglia
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. His first collection of stories, Little Infamies
Little Infamies
Little Infamies is a collection of short stories published by the Greek writer Panos Karnezis in 2002....

, was published in 2002. In 2005 he published The Maze
The Maze (2004)
The Maze is a novel published by the Greek writer Panos Karnezis in 2002. The book is the story of the odyssey of a Greek army brigade in Anatolia trying to make their way back home.The Maze was shortlisted for the 2004 Whitbread First Novel Award....

(to some critical acclaim), a novel set during the Greco-Turkish War of 1919-1922. His latest novel is The Convent, published by W.W. Norton in 2010, and he is also the author of The Birthday Party
The Birthday Party (novel)
The Birthday Party is a biographical novel by Panos Karnezis first published in 2007.-Plot introduction:Set on a single day in late summer of 1975, it is about the rise to wealth and fame of Marco Timoleon, a 72 year-old Greek shipping magnate who for that end of August day has arranged a grand...

(2007). He lives in London
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