Thanasis Skroumbelos is a writer, director, and scriptwriter. He studied Fine Arts (etching and hagiography) in Athens and film at the London Film School on an Amnesty International scholarship. He has worked as a journalist and had several screenplays produced for cinema and one television series, Niobe’s Children, directed by the acclaimed director Kostas Koutsomytis. He has also translated several plays into Greek for the theater and directed six feature-length films, including the ensemble feature New Parthenon.
Skroumbelos has served on the board of the Society of Greek Directors and is a founding member of the Association of Greek Scriptwriters.
His novels and other works include: My Red Friends
, Snakes at Colonus
(1981, Topos Books 2016), Bella Ciao
(2005, Topos Books 2012), Blue Suede Shoes
(Topos Books 2007), The Cleaver and other stories
(Topos Books 2009), Black Macedonian
(Topos Books 2010), The Red Boatmen
(Topos Books 2011), The Story of Velvet Palm
(Topos Books 2012) and Oedipus daughter
(Topos Books 2015), Script: From theory to practice
(Topos Books 2014).