Mary Papastavrou is Greek and lives in London for a long time. She has read Philosophy and Film Theory and Technologies.
Before England creative life was about poetry, short story writing, TV and radio producing, satirical column writing, endless TV and radio interviews, stage acting, playwriting and puppet theatre. Coming to England she worked for the London Greek radio doing a late night show with a wonderful audience that kept her warm, but at the same time, due to financial need, she worked a string of colourful jobs. She recalls one typical evening that after she finished her shift as a chambermaid she changed and ran to the London School of Economics in order to interview the Greek Finance Minister. Other jobs included railway station assistant and train dispatcher, admin for an Asylum Seekers hotel, supermarket girl etc.
At the same time writing continued strong with mainly scripts as well as putting lots of energies into film making and guerrilla shorties. She recently finished a play, going back to her stage roots and this is her first novel, How To Sew Pieces of Cloud together.