Vangelis Bekas was born in Preveza in 1976. He published his first novel, ‘The 13th Basement’ in 2009 followed by ‘Fetish’ in 2011, both by Bartzoulianos Publications. His third novel, ‘The Optimists’ was published in 2013 by Gavriilides Publications. In 2014, he was awarded First Prize for Best Edited novel at the 1st Competition of the Union of Greek Script Writers, for his feature-length script which was based on his novel ‘The 13th Basement’. ‘The Pressure Cooker’ came out the following year.