Euripides Garantoudis (Kavala, 1964) is currently a Professor of Modern Greek literature at the Department of Philology of the University of Athens and he has been working as a member of the Greek Open University for the last eleven years. He worked for three years (November 1986 - October 1989) as a lecturer at the ‘Istituto di Studi Bizantini e Neogreci’ of the University of Padua teaching Greek language and literature. He has written or edited 27 books in his field, and has published over 270 papers in journals and collective volumes. He has participated in 57 local and international conferences and in twelve research projects in Greece as a scientific officer or researcher. He has been elected at the place of the special secretary of the Greek Comparative Literature Association for the past nine years. He translated ‘Ed è subito sera’ by Salvatore Quasimodo in Modern Greek, as well as a selection of poems by Cesare Pavese.