Polis Loizou

I'm a multidisciplinary storyteller who draws on history, social politics, folklore and ‘queerness’ in all its forms. My debut novel, Disbanded Kingdom, was published in 2018 and was long-listed for the Polari First Book Prize. My second novel, The Way It Breaks, is set in my motherland of Cyprus, as is a forthcoming historical novella (A Good Year) drawing on local horror folklore.

I'm also one third of the award-winning fringe theatre group The Off-Off-Off-Broadway Company, as well as a performer of folk tales.

I live in Nottingham with my husband and cats.

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