(Turkey, 1937) Greek translator, dramatist and screenplay and fiction writer, best known for his detective novels featuring the police chief Kostas Jaritos. He has worked as a scriptwriter for television and has written plays, working on a number of screenplays for the Greek director Theo Angelopoulos, including that for Ulysses’ Gaze. He is also the author of an essay collection about the Greek crisis. His best known work is the series of detective novels whose main character is the ironic and politically incorrect Greek superintendent Kostas Jaritos, which have won awards such as the Pepe Carvalho, the 2011 Premio Negra y Criminal and the 2013 Point du Polar Européen. The series includes titles such as Late-Night News, Zone Defence and Che Committed Suicide and others, including a number due to be published in English. With Psomi, Paideia, Eleftheria, which completes the successful trilogy covering the period of economic crisis, Markaris gives us an acidic detective novel that immerses the reader in the now tragic day-to-day life of ordinary Greeks, while also offering a diagnosis of the causes of the country’s terrible situation.