Biography

Dr. Andreas Petrides

Dr. Andreas Petrides

is a Doctor, Writer and Politician from Paphos, Cyprus.

He studied medicine in Germany on a scholarship from the Cyprus government. He has practiced pediatrics in Paphos since 1980.

He was a founding member of the Writers’ Association of Paphos, which he served as vice president for many years. His foray into literature began with poetry.

He has published the following collections: Bitter Genesis (1983), Doric Line (1989), Slow Stalactites (1991), Of Nostos and Flight (2001), Indigenous Quiver (2013).

In 2005 he was awarded Second Prize for a Short Story by the National Writers’ Association.

He has translated and published poetry by Bertolt Brecht (1983), as well as the Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke (1995) in collaboration with Demetris Gotsis.
His translation work from German was published in a bilingual edition entitled The Panther in an Open Translation Workshop and Thirty Other Poems by Rilke (2015).

In recent years he has focused mainly on the critical aesthetic essay. He has published studies in various Cypriot literary magazines, as well as the volumes References – Texts of Literary Criticism (2007), Poets and Poems – An Empirical Aesthetic (2010), and On Account Of… – Aesthetic Approaches (2014).