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A world less than perfect in Hydra brought into clear focus

It is worth keeping in mind that a classic of the post-war Australian novel, My Brother Jack, owes its existence to the incredible patience and generosity of a grocery store/kafenion …

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Premier’s literary award gives a lift, says fiction winner Tsiolkas

Winning a literary award, last week he won his second Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for fiction, may be a regular event for novelist and playwright Christos Tsiolkas but awards offer …

Life

Deep listening is essential to community engagement

Monday 2 February at Abbottsford Convent Arts Centre, a launch was held for the new book The Relationship is the Project. Respected Victorian Aboriginal Elder Uncle Larry, one of the …

Life

Tsiolkas novel ‘Damascus’ wins Victorian Premier’s Literary Award

Christos Tsiolkas won the fiction category prize of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards for 2020 on Thursday for his critically acclaimed historical novel Damascus which is set in the early …

Life

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 …

Life

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 …

Features

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 …

Features

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: …