Michalia Arathimos has just returned from Australia, where she lived in Melbourne and other places. She has published work in The Lifted Brow, Westerly, Overland, Landfall, Headland, JAAM, Sport, Turbine, and elsewhere. She won the Sunday Star Times Short Story Prize in 2016. Her first novel, Aukati, was published by Mākaro Press and launched at Melbourne Writers Festival.
Arathimos is working on her novel, Cartographia, along with a non-fiction work, Who do we think we could be? She is a Grimshaw Sargeson Fellow for 2020, and she has also been awarded the Australian Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award, for her collection of stories, Apologia.