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Dean Kalimniou’s children’s story works on multiple levels

  ‘She came upon the old man, sitting at the foot of a mulberry tree, playing his instrument. All around him … boys and girls just like her, skipped and …

A Dodecanese tonic that is just right for our lockdown blues

“If you can hear traffic or air traffic now, erase it. Turn off any television or radio, any devices that hum or beep. Replace them with rhythmic stroke of sea …

Life

“Soumela and the magic kemenche” teaches children about the Greeks of Pontus

Writer and lawyer Konstantinos Kalymnios’ bilingual book Soumela and the magic kemenche has been published and is ready to take children and their parents on a journey back in time. Mr …

Life

“The Slap” author Christos Tsiolkas is a Melbourne Prize for Literature 2021 finalist

Greek-Australian author Christos Tsiolkas has been named as one of the four finalists for the Melbourne Prize for Literature. The 56-year-old joins Jordie Albiston, Maxine Beneba Clarke, and Pi O …

Life

Anders Lassen – Special Forces Hero and his part in Greece’s WW2 story

I have been following the trail of Major Anders Lassen and his part of the Greece’s WW2 story for some time. Readers of Neos Kosmos may have read my articles …

World renowned ultra-marathoner Dean Karnazes reflects on his sport and on family

Constantinos “Dean” Karnazes has been closely tied to ultra-marathon running for more than two decades. His life and career outside the sport are closely tied to what he has achieved …

Greek author’s first novel focuses on the widow’s struggle to bury Nikos Kazantzakis in Heraklion

In world literature, Nikos Kazantzakis, the author of Zorba the Greek, is probably the most internationally acclaimed and recognised of modern Greek authors, yet in Greece he was one of …

Features

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 …

Life

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 …

Life

“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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