Eva Koursoumba was born in Cyprus, and went to the University of Westminster in London, (B.A. Hons in Media Studies) and to the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, (Diploma in TV and Cinema Studies). After working in Cyprus TV and at an advertising agency as Creative Director, she is now working in Communications. Eva has written short stories, scripts, translated stage and radio plays, has published the novella Ποτέ ξανά τυρόπιτα, μ’ ακούς; (Never a cheese pie again, you hear?), the stage play Actus Reus, and the novel Πεταλούδες στο Μπάνιο (Butterflies in the bathroom), in Cyprus and Greece.
‘Η Ψαρού’ is translated from Greek into English by Lina Protopapa, a translator based in Nicosia, Cyprus. Her translation of Constantia Soteriou’s ‘Death Customs’ from Greek received the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize and her translation of Nikolas Kyriacou’s ‘The Debt’ was shortlisted in 2020.