John Birem

John Birem is a very private person, not much is known about him.  He came to Deia in 1970 and used to be in the Deia Jazz band that played at Charlie Trons every week.  He is English but lived most of his adult life in America and was married to an American until she died.  He also travelled a lot around Greece.  He wrote a book called TEKNOSIS with an introduction by Robert Graves.  He used to type all of his books and stories with an old typewriter until he ran out of typewriter ribbon.  He would sit and eat in Sa Cova Negra with his friend Ronnie Wathen and discuss poetry.