Eva Nikolaidou was born in Thessaloniki in 1954. She studied Journalism and Sociology in Athens and London, followed by cultural studies in Sorbonne and a three-year study of the Russian language. She started her carrier as journalist sending correspondences from London and Paris. Then she went on to work for almost thirty years in the Greek National Television, most of them being editor-in-chief of the cultural television magazine “9+1 Muses” that featured the most important cultural events in Greece. She has written three books: the first two have as their subject the French author Simone de Beauvoir and the third is a collection of interviews she took from Marguerite Yourcenar.