Grigorios Xenopoulos (1867-1951) was raised in Zakynthos (Greece) yet studied and lived in Athens. He wrote novels, short stories and numerous plays (comedies and dramas) as well as children’s literature and literary criticism. He was the editor-in-chief of the journal Diaplasis ton Paidon (1896-1948), and the founder and director of the review Nea Estia (1927-1934). He was elected in the Academy of Athens in 1932. He took part in the Greek Resistance as a member of the EAM (the National Liberation Front). He was a friend and admirer of Cavafy and the person who introduced the poet to the Greek audience through an article published in the Panathinaia in 1903.