Kostas Xatziargyris was born in Khartoum, Sudan (1912) and died in Athens (1963). In 1914 at the age of 2, he moved to Volos, Greece with his mother and sisters Amalia and Electra. He finished Tsotylio high school in Kozani as a boarder. After the death of his father in 1932, he moved again with his family in Athens. There he studied Architecture at National Technical University but gave up early to fulfil his dreams. He had a great love for music and theatre therefore he got involved with the art area. He became friends with Koun, Tsarouhis, Stefanellis, Pantelis Zervos and others. He also started to write plays, with some of them being the “yeast” of his novels “Medeamata and agonies” and “Old Yard”.
In 1942 he became one of the founder members of the famous Art Theatre (Theatro Technis). His first wife was the distinguished actress Eleni Hatziargyris, with who had a son, Dimosthenis.
He was influenced by foreigner writers such as Fyodor Dostoyevsky and along with his vivid imagination and his perceptive observation, he constituted as one of the eminent members of post-war generation of Greek prose.
Moreover, his works testify his narrative ease and the authenticity of his rare charming writing.
1947………Medeamata and agonies
1948………The old yard
1950………The Zardi Family
1951………The legend of Konsantis
1957………The road to glory
Unpublished..”The chronicle of Rapa”
The old yard (3 acts)
The Zardi family (3 acts)
Annet Yalma (3 acts)
Bizarre figures (3 acts)
The Zacarolla family (3 acts)
a play without a tittle (only 1 act)
The heirs of Christos Zakas (3 acts)