I am Manolis Melissaris. I was born in Athens, Greece. I completed a law degree there and then moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, where I studied some more (MSc, PhD). I subsequently spent fifteen years teaching and writing on philosophy and the criminal law at various universities in England (Manchester, Keele, London School of Economics). Since 2017 I live in Cyprus and write other things, some of which will appear here. I also run a pop-up restaurant, The λoneλy oλive.