Born in Athens, Yangos Andreadis graduated from Athens University and obtained his PhD in 1980 from École de Hautes Études Paris on Dionysus and madness in Sophocles’s Antigone
. He teaches Creative Writing and Theatre at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, where he also directs the M.A. program on Cultural Management. As a director of the Centre of Classical Drama of the same institution he has written, translated and directed more than ten ancient and modern plays. He has also served as president of the Artistic Committee of the National Theatre of Greece, he was elected representative of Greek Drama Centre at the UNESCO (1997-2001) and inaugurated the first Chair of Greek Culture and Language in Asia, in New Delhi (2000-2001).
Andreadis has written books on ancient tragedy, Dostoyevsky, Balzac and literary theory, as well as novels, short stories and poems. His most recent works are Smugglers: Stories Taken by Others
(Topos Books 2008), The Whole World is a Stage: From Aeschylus to Brecht
(Topos Books 2009) and On the History of Civilization
(Topos Books 2010).