Born in Athens in 1946, he studied law and economics and is a professor of criminology in England. He teaches at the University of Reading and holds an honorary professorship at other universities. He is known as a children’s book author for children aged four and above. All of his works are characterized by originality and great imagination.
He has written about 200 books, including novels, plays, alphabet books, short stories, comics, and educational books, and has collaborated with children’s magazines. Some of his most famous works include “Fruitopia” and “The Island of Fireworks.”
His play “The Shadowcatcher’s Dream” was performed in 1992 at the British Museum Theatre as part of the European Arts Festival. In the same year, his work “One Thousand and One Cats,” translated by Z. Rudrinski, was awarded the First Prize in the world theatrical play competition organized by the Polish Art Center for Youth. In 1993, his book “The Three Little Wolves” reached the second position on the American children’s bestseller list (Picture Books).
Evgenios Trivizas’ books have been broadcasted by the BBC, included in the reading lists of Greek and American schools, and translated into English, German, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Japanese, and many other languages.
In the United States, the library of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis (E.M. Andersen Library) decided to gather the entire collection of Evgenios Trivizas’ literary books, studies on his work, manuscripts, and other materials in a special research collection. The exhibition of the first acquisitions of the collection took place at the University of Minnesota in May 2000, where Evgenios Trivizas himself was present.