Panos Ioannides was born in Famagusta, Cyprus, in 1935. He studied Mass Communications and Sociology in the USA and Canada. He served as Director of Radio and Television Programmes at the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation. He has been writing literature, mostly prose and theatre, since 1955. Works of his have been translated and published in their entirety or in parts in French, German, English, Russian, Romanian, Chinese, Hungarian, Polish, Serbo-Croat, Turkish, Persian, Bulgarian, Swedish, and other languages. His plays Gregory, Peter the First, The Suitcase, and Ventriloquists have been staged in Greece, England, USA and Germany. He served as Chairman of the Cyprus Theatre Organization (ThOK) Repertory Committee, and as President of the Cyprus PEN Centre. He lives in Nicosia, Cyprus.
IN ETHERIAL CYPRUS, short stories, G.Fexis Publications, Athens, 1964
CYPRUS EPICS, short stories, P.K.I. Publications, Cyprus, 1968
KRONAKA, VOLUMES I & II, novellas and short stories, I.M. Publications, Cyprus 1970 and 1972
CENSUS, novel, I.M. Publications, Cyprus, 1973
Second edition, Ledra Publications, Athens, 1993
THE UNSEEN ASPECT, novellas and short stories, Kinyras Publications, Cyprus, 1979
THREE PARABLES BY NICOLAOS KEYS, journalist, novellas, Kinyras Publications, Cyprus, 1989
THE UNBEARABLE PATRIOTISM OF P.F.K., novel, Kinyras Publications, Cyprus, 1989
Second Edition, Kastaniotis Publications, Athens 1990
SAILING, VOLUMES I & II, novellas and short stories, Alassia Publications, Cyprus 1992
DEVAS, novel, Armida Publications, Cyprus 2006
AMERICA '62, novel, Armida Publications, Cyprus December 2007
PYGMALION AND GALATIA, Cyprus 1973
YOU, WHO DIED FOR THE LIGHT, Cyprus 1962
Revised edition, Armida Publications, Cyprus 2004
THREE PLAYS (The Bath, Ventriloquists, Gregory), Kinyras Publications, Cyprus 1973
ONESILUS, Proodos Publications, Cyprus 1981
THREE ONE-ACT PLAYS (The Suitcase, Dry Martini, Cousins), P.K.I. Publications, Cyprus 1984
PETER THE FIRST, P.K.I. Publications, Cyprus 1984
FOTINOS, Armida Publications, Cyprus 2000
MEMORIAL SERVICE, SIMAE Publications, Cyprus 2002
LEONTIOS AND SMYRNA, Armida Publications, Cyprus 2005-09-26
SONG OF SHIGERU AND OTHER POEMS, Cyprus 1966
IN PARENTHESIS, Armida Publications, Cyprus 2000
CYPRUS HIGHLIGHTS, with Leonidas Malenis, Cyprus 1963
ANTHOLOGY OF CYPRIOT SHORT-STORIES, with Andreas Christofides, I.M. Publications, Cyprus 1969
ANTHOLOGY OF THE EOKA STRUGGLE, I.M. Publications, Cyprus 1973
FACE OF AN ISLAND, 24 short stories from Cyprus in English, Armida Publications, Cyprus 1997
FACE OF AN ISLAND, 25 Cypriot poets translated in English, Armida Publications, Cyprus, 2000
TV AND CINEMA SCENARIOS
GREGORY: Directed by Evis Gavrielides, the televised version was shown by the CyBCTV, TV
Greece and other European TV Stations, as well as by the National TV Network of Australia.
ASINOU: A documentary on the Chapel of Asinou, directed by Panos Ioannides. This church belongs
to a group of nine Troodos Mountain Churches included in the World Heritage Monuments selected
by UNESCO. The documentary was shown in Cyprus, Greece and other countries.
THE TILLYRIA BOMBINGS: Documentary filmed by the writer in Tillyria district, Paphos, during the
bombing of this district of Cyprus by the Turkish air force in 1964.
KYRIAKOS MATSIS: Documentary on the life of the hero of the Cyprus liberation struggle, Kyriakos
PETER THE FIRST: Scenario for the historical TV series of eleven, forty-five minute episodes. The
series was shown in Cyprus and by the CyBC Satellite TV.
TROUBLED YEARS: Scenario for a TV series of the same name, in collaboration with Hera Genagritou.
It was shown on MEGA TV, Cyprus.
Works of Panos Ioannides have been translated and published in their entirety or in parts, in various
POEMS: French translation of Song for Shigeru and other poems. Translated by Gaston Henry Aufrére,
Edition Subervie, Rodez, France, 1968
PETROS I ODER DIE BALLADE DER ARODAFNUSSA: Translation of the play «Peter I». It was published in
German in 1987 by Romiosini Publishing House. Translated by Gudrun Rohr, it was staged the
same year by the Cologne Theatre «Comedia».
TROIS PARABLES DE NIKOLAOS KEIS - JOURNALIST: Translated by Helen Reboud, the prose book
«Three parables by N. Keys, journalist», was published in a bilingual edition by the University
of Nancy, France and the Editions «Praxandre», in 1996.
THE UNBEARABLE PATRIOTISM OF P.F.K.: The novel was published in Romanian by the Meronia Publishing
House, Bucharest, 2001
Short stories and novellas by Panos Ioannides have been published in the following anthologies
SHORT STORY INTERNATIONAL, New York, Issues 60, 62 and 98
SUDDEN FICTION, World short story anthology, Norton and Co, New York-London, 1992
THE STORY TELLER, International Prose Anthology, Edition Nelson, Canada, 1992
FOREIGN LITERATURE, Cyprus Prose Anthology in Chinese, Beijing 1988
ZYPRISCHEN MINIATUREN, Romiosini Publications, Cologne, 1987
KALIMERHABA, Trilingual Cyprus Prose and Poetry Anthology in German, Greek and Turkish,
Romiosini Publications, Cologne, 1992
CIPRUSI GOROG ELBESZELESEK, Cyprus Anthology in Hungarian, Europa Konyukiado Publishing,
PROSE AND POETRY, Hellenica Chronica Publ., Paris 1993
GRIEKENLAND AAN ZEE, Anthology of Greek Literature in Dutch, Chimaira Publishing, Groningen,
LITERATURA DE LA ISLA DE CHIPRE, Anthology in Spanish, University de la Playa Ancha,
GREEK WRITERS TODAY, Volume I, Hellenic Authors Society Publ.
He has been awarded four National Prizes for Literature by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and
Culture for his works:
CYPRUS EPICS, short stories, 1968
CENSUS, Novel, 1973
THE UNSEEN ASPECT, short stories, 1979
THE UNBEARABLE PATRIOTISM OF P.F.K., novel, 1989
Prizes awarded for his theatrical plays:
GREGORY, 1st Prize at the 5th International Theatrical Festival, Sofia, 1976
ONESILUS, 1st Prize of the Cyprus Society of Playwrights, 1980
DRY MARTINI, 1st Prize of Cyprus National Theatre Organization, 1984
In 1992 Panos Ioannides was awarded the «Theodosis Pierides and Tefkros Anthias» Prize for his
contribution to Cyprus Literature.
In 2007 he won the highest award given by the Cyprus Ministry of Culture to a writer: Merit Award
for Letters and the Arts.