Manos (Emmanouil) Melissourgakis, a man of many talents, embarked on a career as an educator before immersing himself in the world of pharmacy. However, his passion for literature and painting has taken him on a remarkable artistic journey that has earned him recognition both nationally and internationally. With a string of published works and numerous accolades, Manos Melissourgakis has left an indelible mark on the realms of poetry, fiction, and visual art.
A Chemist with a Pen
After his initial foray into education, Manos Melissourgakis found himself drawn to the world of chemistry, graduating as a chemist from the esteemed National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Since 1975, he has been the proud proprietor of a successful chemist’s shop in the bustling city of Athens. However, his scientific pursuits did not deter him from exploring the realms of creativity.
Ink and Canvas: A Dual Artistic Calling
While running his chemist’s business, Manos Melissourgakis has managed to cultivate a profound love for literature and painting. His passion for both the written word and the visual arts has resulted in an impressive portfolio of creative works. In recent years, he has become increasingly active in literature, contributing poems, novels, short stories, and fairy tales to the literary landscape.
Publishing Success and Literary Accolades
Manos Melissourgakis’s literary journey has been nothing short of prolific. “Kedros” Publications have brought five of his books to life, each garnering admiration and recognition. Among his published works are “Cloudless Light” (2015), “Light and Shadows” (2017), “Undeclared Victories” (2019), “Spiral Galaxies” (2021), and “On Vereniki’s Wings” (2022). His most recent novel, “Heroic Days,” was released in March 2023, further cementing his position as a prominent novelist.
International Literary Recognition
The allure of Manos Melissourgakis’s poetry knows no linguistic boundaries. His poems have been translated into English, Italian, Ukrainian, and Arabic, expanding his literary footprint to diverse cultural spheres. He has been a prolific contributor to various Anthologies, Encyclopedias, and Annual Literary Publications, earning acclaim in several International and Greek Poetry Competitions. His bilingual poetry collection, “Unwasteful Blue” by Writers International Edition, earned him the esteemed Panorama Golden Book Award 2023, a testament to the profound impact of his verses.
From Canvas to Galleries
Manos Melissourgakis’s creativity extends beyond the written word. His love for painting has led him to participate in numerous exhibitions in Greece and abroad. His artistic talents have been recognized in the Panorama International Arts Festival 2022 by Writers Capital International Foundation, where he received an award for his work themed “Stop cruelty towards Animals.”
“Unwasteful Blue” on Amazon
With his literary prowess and artistic brilliance on full display, Manos Melissourgakis’s bilingual poetry collection titled “Unwasteful Blue” is now available on Amazon, inviting readers and art enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the depths of his expressive universe.
As an educator, chemist, poet, novelist, and painter, Manos Melissourgakis exemplifies the power of following one’s passions and cultivating a diverse range of talents. Through his artistry, he has touched the hearts of many, leaving an enduring legacy that continues to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide.