Christos Ikonomou (1970) is a short prose writer. To date, he has published four collections of short stories. For his work Something Will Happen, You'll See (2010), he received the prestigious Best Short-Story Collection State Award. His stories have been translated into seven languages. He writes about marginalised individuals, everyone, losers, exhausted proletarians, who are abundant in Greece after the economic crisis.
An elegy for the tired, lawless working-class neighbourhoods of Piraeus, the largest port south of Athens. The stories are filled with fired metalworkers, warehousemen, families, pensioners, and young couples trapped between piers, miserable sublet apartments and city streets, who resist discouragement with infinite hope and faith in humanity. Ikonomou’s stories are shocking and far too true tales of the Greek crisis.