Cerys Matthews (Radio 6, BBC) - left, with Noonie Minogue.
Noonie Minogue, editor and translator of 'Markos Vamvakaris Autobiography', is a London based writer, musician and artist. She was an English literature scholar at Newnham College Cambridge, played cello in the university orchestra and was president of the Classical Guitar Society. She also studied Ancient Greek and Latin both at Cambridge and later at Birkbeck College London University. In 1980 Noonie spent nine months in Greece where she danced at all the paniyiria, heard Rebetiko for the first time and learnt Modern Greek. She has studied the language, literature and music ever since.
Pavlos Mélas, born raised in Athens is a London based musician and producer. He initiated the project of translating and publishing Markos Vamvakaris' Autobiography in 2013, spurred on by the scarcity of reliable material on Rebetiko in a language other than Greek.
We thank the Vamvakaris family for their collaboration at all levels, Angeliki and Charles Keil for their continuous care, publisher Laura Palmer for her guidance, Dimitris Katsianos and Lefteris Kofidis for their precious views on Rebetiko and singer Rena Stamou for all her support.
Noonie Minogue, Editor and translator
Georgia Konsta, Photo and Cover Editor
Davide Prudhomme, Title-page illustrator
Miranda Critchley, Assistant to Editor
Catherine Pegler, Assistant
Brooke Mills, Assistant
Pavlos Μelas, Publisher