Erato Ioannou is a Cypriot writer born in Pafos and currently living in
Nicosia. She writes in English and Greek. Her collection of short stories,
Cats Have it All, was published in 2004 and, since then, her work has appeared
in literary magazines and anthologies in Cyprus, Greece, Romania, and the
United Kingdom. Her story “Washing Machine” has been translated in French and
is included in the volume Les femmes (se) Racontent. Experiences dans les
PECO (2017). Her short story “Something Tiny” is included in So Many
Islands – Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and Pacific.
She is the associate editor of In Focus magazine, an Anglophone journal on
literature and the arts in Cyprus.
Erato holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of
Cyprus and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at
She is currently juggling the demands of motherhood, her work, and of her
Find out more about Erato’s writing at www.eratoioannou.com