Athena Ghagha

Athena Ghagha

Athena Gaga, MSc (Dist), MA, BEng, is the author of Mehen, the Oracle and the Time Movers (2019) and Iliad Shattered (2022). She lives in Greece with her son, a young adult with special needs, and her parents.


Q: Is there a book that you keep going back to, and if so, how many times have you read it?

A: As a kid, I read several works by Jules Verne, such as The Mysterious Island, Around the World in Eighty Days, etc. more than five times each. Then, in adolescence, Dostoevsky’s Demons plenty of times. I never fully give up a book I enjoyed. Especially poetry. I read and reread them. Pierre Jean Jouve is one of my favourites.


Q: What is the least interesting part of writing for you?

A: The start. It creates a feeling of anticipation that may not be fulfilled.


Q: If you could teleport yourself anywhere, real or fictional, where would it be and why?

A: In the future, in a peaceful era of great inventions, and my son is with me, healthy. (I know, it seems more like a wish than an answer to the question)


Q: Who is your personal inspiration?

A: My son.