Pavlos Nirvanas (1866-1937) was the pen name of Petros Apostolidis. He was born in Mariupol (Russian Empire). He studied Medicine at the University of Athens and served in the Navy, retiring in 1922. He then devoted himself to journalism and writing. He was elected in the Academy of Athens in 1928. His literary work includes prose works, poems, and plays. He also published studies and vignettes in newspapers and journals. He died in Athens (Greece).