Apollo Papafrangou is a writer of novels, short stories, and, occasionally, poems from Oakland, CA. He is a 2010 graduate of the Mills College Creative Writing MFA program, and is the author of “Concrete Candy,” a short story collection published by Anchor Books in 1996 when he was just 15 years old.

His debut novel WINGS OF WAX, the story of a shy, young artist seeking to reconnect with his ladies’ man father in Greece, is forthcoming from Booktrope.

He has since written for HBO Films, which optioned the movie rights to his story “The Fence” from 2000-2004, and his fiction has appeared in the 1998 Simon & Schuster anthology entitled “Trapped,” and “Voices,” a collection of works by Greek writers published in 2013 by Nine Muses Press, among other publications.

Themes in Papafrangou’s writing include Greek culture, romantic relationships and their subsequent heartbreaks, the often tumultuous dynamics between fathers and sons, family bonds, ethnic communities and the search for identity.

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