Henriette Lazaridis Power is a Greek/American writer, though you wouldn't know it from her name. Henriette comes from her Swiss grandmother who married in Greece and never looked back. Lazaridis comes from her parents, who left Greece in '58, looking back and going back constantly. Eleni is her original middle name, but she dropped it when she added her husband's Irish Power, since her initials wouldn't have been very promising.
Power has degrees in English literature from Middlebury College; Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar; and the University of Pennsylvania. She taught at Harvard for ten years, serving as an academic dean for four of those.
Her work has appeared in a range of publications including Salamander, the New England Review, The Millions, The New York Times online, and Narrative Magazine. She has been awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist's Grant, and has been a finalist in the Glimmertrain short fiction contest and the William Faulkner/William Wisdom Novel-in-Progress competition. She is the founding editor of The Drum, an online literary magazine publishing short fiction and essays exclusively in audio form.
A competitive rower, Power has worked as a rowing coach for Community Rowing in Boston, and trains regularly on the Charles River in Boston.