DIMITRIS
LYACOS

3-BOOK BOX SET

THE TRILOGY

POENA DAMNI

Z213: EXIT

POENA DAMNI

WITH THE PEOPLE FROM THE BRIDGE

POENA DAMNI

THE FIRST DEATH

Welcome to the official compendium of information and resources on the contemporary author Dimitris Lyacos. Along with news on current publications, here you will find regular updates on readings and other events as well as reviews and interviews in journals and other literary sources.

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A panel discussion with DIMITRIS LYACOS
Polip Fastival

Sep 2020 | media appearances

A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH DIMITRIS LYACOS. POLIP FESTIVAL, PRISTINA, KOSOVO

3:AM MAGAZINE: entangled narratives and dionysian frenzy
AN INTERVIEW WITH ANDREW BARRETT

Sep 2020 | publications

Dimitris Lyacos’s cross-genre trilogy Poena Damni is among the most well-received pieces of contemporary European literature ... 

Word-for-Sense and Other Stories
A Review of the Trilogy by Talia Franks

Jul 2020 | reviews

[...] a cadence that allows its more macabre undertones to shine through in a way that is at times vaguely unsettling and at others graphic in ways that are horrifying. [...] filled me with a sense of dread every time I turned the page.

FixPoetry Magazine
A Review on the German Translation of the Trilogy

Jul 2020 | reviews

The title of this anthology is already mysterious: Poena Damni . I'm not a Latin, but I would roughly translate it as "The revenge or the punishment of loss". After reading the book, I also realize that it means the loss of home, of orientation, of security. Poena Damni consists of three parts. “Z213: EXIT” has almost a hundred pages, the other two texts about 45 pages each.

POENA DAMNI. TRILOGIE German Edition
Z213: Exit | Mit den Menschen von der Brücke | Der erste Tod. Translated by Nina-Maria Wanek, Published by: KLAK VERLAG

May 2020 | BOOKS

Dimitris Lyacos’ Trilogie „Poena Damni“ entstand seit 1992 als „work-in-progress“ mit Themen, die vom Sündenbock über die Wiederkehr der Toten bis zur Psychose reichen. Sie beginnt mit dem Schluss und geht zum Anfang zurück. Der Titel bezieht sich auf die Strafe der verdammten Seelen ...

From Poena Damni z213: ΕΞΟΔΟΣ
Excerpt in various languages

Jan 2020 | publications

Excerpt in various languages published in Specimen Magazine - The Babel Review of Translations

The Fall of Attica
Video by Sophie Knittel

Jan 2020 | the trilogy in other media

Greece, the cradle of European civilisation and democracy, collapses slowly. Its economy and the austerity measures demanded by the European Union pushes the country to the edge of the abyss. The country is sinking, the children of the mythological gods are fading. Photographies: SOPHIE KNITTEL  Editing & animation ALEXANDRE LIEBERT Voice-over KOSTADIS MIZARAS Sound creation BENJAMIN CHAVAL & ALEXANDRE LIEBERT TEXTS The First Death, extract / DIMITRIS LYACOS Hymn 28 to Athena / ANON Ion, extract / A. R. HOPE MONCRIEFF