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Top 10: Essential reading this summer

It is not the summer we want, Australia is engulfed by mega-fires. We have lost people, animals, and property to the inferno. It may seem inappropriate to consider reading as …

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Nicking the style of David Sedaris

I hand David Sedaris his book. It has a yellow post-it note poking out with my name on it for the author to copy. My new friend Roger and I …

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‘The Fabulous Lost and Found and the Little Greek Mouse’ helps kids foster a love of Greek language

A new series of children’s language books have been released to help foster a love of Greek language in youngsters. Aimed at children aged from 2-7 years, ‘The Fabulous Lost …

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‘111 Places in Athens’ gives insight into the ‘secrets’ of Greece’s capital city

11 Places in Athens That You Shouldn’t Miss, published this year by Emons Editions (Cologne, Germany), is a rather unconventional travel guide for the Greek capital. It forms part of …

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Greek nurse honours a promise to write her rich life story

In the evening after the games, they’d all sit around me for a story. Even Stephanos would listen with his mouth open, and he’d already heard the stories. They were …

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Libraries are living organisms

The Association of Greek Librarians and Information Scientists (ΑGLIS) together with the National Library of Greece (NLG) organised a meeting last month, 23 November, entitled ‘Meta- IFLA WLIC Athens 2019: …

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IFLA’s recently elected Australian president encourages us to strengthen libraries’ global voice

A few months ago we reported on the election of the International Federation of Library Associations’ (IFLA) new President, Australia Christine Mackenzie. The organisation’s 85th Conference was subsequently held in …

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Christos Tsiolkas in the shortlist for 2020 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards

The shortlist has been announced for the 2020 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, including Australia’s richest single literary prize worth $100,000. The 23 shortlisted titles comprise some of 2019’s best fiction, …

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GACL Book Prize 2019 celebrates the works of Greek-Australian writers

Greek-Australian writers are working hard to express themselves. The Greek-Australian Cultural League (GACL) rewarded their efforts on Sunday, 1 December, with the announcement of the winners of the Book Prize …

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Australian Philhellene sheds light on the Battle of Crete

“The battle for Crete was at once the most modern and the most ancient of wars.” With those words, Brisbane-born Professor Peter Monteath introduces the readers to his new book …