Annia Lekka was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, but grew up in London. She obtained a BA (Hons) in Theatre Design from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design, and was awarded a scholarship by Royal West of England Academy for research studies in Nepal. She has worked as a set and costume designer in Athens and London, and as a stage manager at the Athens Concert Hall. In 2008, she gained an MA in Creative Writing (with Merit) from Lancaster University.
In 2009, her short story, Medicine Man, was published in the Year Zero anthology, Brief Objects of Beauty and Despair. In 2011, her short story, The Unfolding, came joint-second in the Ifanca Hélène James Short Story Competition. In 2012, her novella, Fishtail Mountain, was longlisted for the Cinnamon Press Novel/Novella Competition. Annia lives with her husband and three children in Athens. She has completed four novels and is currently working on her fifth. If you would like to read excerpts from her work, please visit her website: www.annialekka.com