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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 …

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Could ‘George Manolis’ be the first ever Greek Australian detective?

Now in its fourth year, the Richell Prize for unpublished writers of adult fiction and narrative non-fiction is in memory of Hachette Australia’s former CEO, Matt Richell. The prize is …

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A children’s book explaining the ‘butterflies in the stomach’ sensation

Looking for a one-way ticket to the world of imagination where your little one can discover valuable life lessons? That’s what the launch of Monika Athanasiou’s first book in Melbourne …

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Kon Karapanagiotidis: An architect of hope

Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM is tired. He’s suffering a throat infection and has just returned from ten-day national book tour for The Power of Hope or: How Community Love and Compassion …

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Eva Palmer, the American who reinvented herself as an ancient Greek goddess

Eva Palmer (1874–1952) was arguably one of the most inspiring and fascinating women of the 20th century, described as both brilliant and gorgeous with floor-length auburn hair. The American free-thinker, …

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Esther Anatolitis on the three faces of Greek Australians

For over a decade Esther Anatolitis has been a passionate advocate for creativity, the arts and public space. She taught into the studio program at RMIT Architecture, University of NSW …

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How the social history of footy tells a migrant story

“Grade five was the worst year of my childhood because it was the year I first heard the word ‘wog’,” George Megalogenis writes in his new book The Football Solution: …