Erato Ioannou is a Cypriot writer born in Pafos and currently living in Nicosia. She writes in English and Greek. Her collection of short stories, Cats Have it All, was published in 2004 and, since then, her work has appeared in literary magazines and anthologies in Cyprus, Greece, Romania, and the United Kingdom. Her story “Washing Machine” has been translated in French and is included in the volume Les femmes (se) racontent. Expériences dans les PECO» (2017). Her short story “Something Tiny” is included in So Many Islands – Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and Pacific. She is the associate editor of In Focus magazine, an Anglophone journal on literature and the arts in Cyprus.
Erato holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Cyprus and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
She is currently juggling the demands of motherhood, her work, and of her creative endeavors.