Kiki Denis | Author


Kiki Denis, originally from Greece, has lived in the US since 1990. She holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College and MA from Exeter University.   Her first novel “The Last Day of Paradise” won the 2005 Gival Press Novel Award.   Her second novel “Life is Big” is a super-novel.  Kiki lives in Manhattan with a man, two identical little people, one small Korean man and 2479 books.


2014 Faulkner-Wisdom Novel Competition, Shortlisted

2010 Fish Publishing Short Story, Shortlisted

2009, 2006 and 2005 Faulkner-Wisdom Poetry Competition, Finalist

2007 Hollywood Book Festival (for “The Last Day of Paradise”), Honorable Mention

2005 Faulkner-Wisdom Novel-in-Progress Competition, Finalist

2005 Gival Press Novel Award (for “The Last Day of Paradise”), Winner

2005 Frances Mary Hazen Fellowship, Winner

2005 Writers at Work Novel Competition (for “The Last Day of Paradise”), Finalist


Vermont Studio Center, awarded a Writer’s Grant by VSC to attend a 4-week residency

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