“My father, thunderstruck, was demanding to know: "But when? This is madness! Impossible." When at last he replaces the receiver in a grand Shakespearean manner - my father has it in the blood - he broke the news to us: Dictatorship. My mother…

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Cara Hoffman is the author of Running, a New York Times Editor's Choice, an Esquire Magazine Best Book of 2017, and Entertainment Weekly's Best New Book. Her second novel, Be Safe I Love You, was nominated for a Folio Prize, named one…

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Alexis Stamatis was born in Athens. He studied Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and received post-graduate degrees in Architecture and Cinematography in London. He is the author of twenty eight books. His work has been publ…

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Iakovos Anyfantakis was born in Crete in 1983. He did his PhD on the presentation of the Greek civil war violence in literature in Panteion University. He started publishing in literature magazines and collective volumes in 2007. His first book, the…

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We must salute him as he rightfully deserves and shout it from the rooftops: he is one of the greatest, one of the most remarkable poets of our time”. These were the words of celebrated French author Louis Aragon to describe his impressi…

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What a better way to feel the true spirit of the Greek Orthodox Easter than by reading the Easter short stories of ‘the saint of modern Greek storytelling' Alexandros Papadiamantis.

In A Village Easter, the priest, Father Kyriakos, is beset by…

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Irena Karafilly was born in the Urals but has lived in five countries, most recently in Greece, where some of her plots are set. Her work has won several literary prizes, including the National Magazine Award and the CBC Literary Award. She is the au…

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Christos Kythreotis was born in Nicosia in 1979 and grew up in Athens. His first book, the short story collection Μια χαρά [Just fine] (Patakis, 2014), was awarded with the National Book Award for Debut Book, and was also…

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At 158 stanzas, Hymn to Liberty was written in 1823 by Zakynthos-born poet Dionysios Solomos. Inspired by the Greek War of Independence, Solomos wrote the hymn to honor the struggle of Greeks for independence after centuries of Ottoman rule.

Th…

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Renowned among Greek-speakers all around the world and read today as widely as when first published, The Great Chimera, together with Colonel Liapkin  and Junkermann, compose M. Karagatsis’ trilogy of novels, which explore how foreigners f…

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