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Koraly Dimitriadis is no longer angry

Look up Koraly Dimitriadis’ name – say, in a standard google search – and you’re more than likely to see a variation of the word ‘angry’, or ‘anger’ associated with …

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Koraly Dimitriadis explores cultural repression in latest book

It’s been a big year for writer and poet Koraly Dimitriadis. Fresh off the back of her European tour, the Cypriot Australian known for her controversial bestseller Love and F–k …

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George Zangalis’ Ode to his Mother, a touching bilingual memoir

Here is an unimaginable scenario: At the end of the horrific civil war in Greece in the 1940s, the Zangalis family in the village of Drymades, in North Epirus, is …

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A work of Greek Australian literature gets a second life, through a vibrant translation

Dina Amanatides is a prolific writer whose literary works have spanned for over 60 years, encapsulating a variety of themes written in different genres, short stories, theatrical plays, haiku, poetry …

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Alexis Panselinos: ‘A writer must stand courageously in front of the mirror that is his art’

Alexis Panselinos (born 1943 in Athens, Greece) is an award-winning Greek novelist and translator. He is the son of the poet and author Assimakis Panselinos (1903-1984) and Ephie Pliatsika-Panselinos (1907-1997), …

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Vasiliki Mitropoulos: The Last of the Bonegilla Girls

The Last of the Bonegilla Girls by Victoria Purman captures what life was like in Australia in the late 1950’s through the lives of four friends from different cultural backgrounds. …

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Christos Tsiolkas: ‘If you can’t see the humanity in the other person then I’m scared of you’

Christos Tsiolkas’ short story Tourists, published in his fifth book Merciless Gods, features an Australian couple Bill and Trina visiting an Art Gallery while on holiday in New York. Bill …

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When Leonard Cohen made his debut at a tavern in Hydra

One of the most picturesque islands of Greece, Hydra became the focus of attraction for a community of international artists who settled there in the 1950s and 1960s. From acclaimed …

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Greek exceptionalism and the ‘Holy Greek family’

Dimitris Papanikolaou is Associate Professor in Modern Greek and Fellow of St. Cross College, Oxford University, UK. Papanikolaou’s research focuses on the ways Modern Greek literature opens a dialogue with …

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How we showed Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ is not pure fiction, with a little help from Facebook

When you look at networks of people, whether it’s architects or table tennis players or a regular bunch of Facebook friends, they will have certain similarities. They tend to confirm …