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Biography of enigmatic journalist sheds bright light on dark period of Greek and US history

“The Greek Connection: The Life of Elias Demetracopoulos and the Untold Story of Watergate” by James H Barron is a much-acclaimed book that more than accomplishes the seemingly impossible task …

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The launch of “Olympia: The Birth of the Games” took place a few hours before lockdown and days before the Tokyo Olympics

A last hurrah just before lockdown took place at the Hellenic Museum on Thursday through the presentation of a new timely book on the Olympic Games. “The Ancient Greek games …

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“The stories of Dimitri and Alexia”: Teaching Greek with a bedtime story

There will always be ongoing conversations on how members of the Greek community in Australia can keep the Greek language alive. Of course, one of the best ways to get …

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Patrick White, Vrasidas Karalis and Manoly Lascaris, an enigmatic friendship 20 years later

We met frequently and infrequently during the nineties. Our relationship had its ups and downs. It was full of Greek rhetoric and Australian silence. When he wanted to evade something …

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Miles Franklin Literary Award names Andrew Pippos’ novel as a finalist

On Wednesday night the Miles Franklin Literary Awards named its six finalists and among them was Greek-Australian author Andrew Pippos with his debut novel Lucky’s. The novel was inspired by …

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“A recipe for Daphne”, a novel of nostos, huzun and longing

How can you feel nostalgia for a place you have never lived in? A neologism, in the Greek language, the word was first coined as a medical term in 1688 …

Acclaimed Greek novel set for wider exposure with launch in English

The latest work by Greek author Auguste Corteau (Petros Hatzopoulos), “The Book of Katerina” is set to reach a wider audience as it will be his first novel to be …

Translators of Greek writers are joint winners of NSW Premier’s prize

The translators of two Greek books are the joint winners of the New South Wales Premier’s Translation Prize for 2021: Alice Whitemore for her work on Mariana Dimopulos’ novel “Imminence” …

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Another Greek-language story session at Lalor Library for the hols

The next session of the Greek Language Story time at Lalor Library will be on Saturday, 24 April as part of the school holidays. The first Greek story time session …

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The powerful and emotional story of a woman’s journey to becoming a mother

The audience listened, enthralled, as Greek Australian author Despina Meris recounted her incredible odyssey that would take her across the world, in her determination to become a mother. The event …

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