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Stavros Christodoulou won the 2020 EU Prize for Literature for Cyprus with Τη μέρα που πάγωσε ο ποταμός. Born in 1963 in Nicosia, he studied law in Athens but never practiced the legal profession. He currently works as columnist for the leading Cypriot newspaper Phileleftheros. His first book was published in 2016 and shortlisted for the Cyprus State Literature Prize. Τη μέρα που πάγωσε ο ποταμός is his second book.