Alexandros Chronides was born in Bonn, Germany in 1994 and grew up in his native Cyprus. He graduated from the English School Nicosia in 2013. He studied Philosophy and Economics at the University of Edinburgh, from where he graduated in 2019.
He has been involved with poetry since his childhood. At the age of 10, he received his first poetry prize by the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation. As a teenager, he received numerous poetry prizes at his school’s annual Lipertis Poetry Competition and a short story prize by the Ministry of Education. While studying in Edinburgh, poems of his were published in literary journals both in Cyprus and the United Kingdom. In 2018, he published his first poetry collection: “Πέτρες και Έλεος / Petrol Blues” with poems in both Greek and English. His book was shortlisted for the 2018 Young Writer Award, at the State Literary Awards of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus.