Panos Karnezis was born in Greece and later moved to England. He studies for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. He studied engineering at Oxford and worked in the industry before started writing fiction. Little Infamies, the first book written by Panos in 2002, is a collection of connected short stories. Then in 2004 he wrote The Maze which was shortlisted for the 2004 Whitbread First Novel Award and also won the Pendleton May First Novel Award.

Panos have further authored novels like The Birthday Party, The Convent and The Fugitives. His short stories have been broadcast by BBC Radio 4 and have appeared in Granta, New Writing 11, Prospect and Arete. His works have been translated into 20 languages.