James Papoutsis has published fiction in numerous national and international literary journals. His current work focuses on the Greek-Canadian immigrant experience and has earned him an arts grant from the Canada Council. Writers who are familiar with his work include Paul Quarrington, who writes: “James Papoutsis is a writer of great promise. His prose is intelligent and perceptive, by turns humorous and harrowing.” Cynthia Holz writes: “James Papoutsis is a smart and winning writer with a fine ear for dialogue. His work about the Greek-Canadian experience is poignant, insightful, and very, very funny.” Susan Swan writes: “James Papoutsis' aspiration to be the Greek Mordecai Richler is no idle threat. His insights into his Greek Canadian families along with his narrative panache and droll wit make him a contender.” His most recently play, Dead French Philosophers and What We Mean When We Talk About Love premiered in Toronto in the spring of 2013 and was directed by Yevgeniya Falkovich. He holds a PhD in English and currently teaches contemporary literature at York University.