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Book launch for ‘Lemnos and Gallipoli Revealed’, a book that should be on the school reading list

Key stakeholders from the Australian and multicultural community of Victoria attended the the book launch of academic Jim Claven’s latest work, ‘Lemnos and Gallipoli Revealed’. But the spotlight was not …

Life

Celebrating Erotokritos Year 2019 (Part 1): What’s it all about?

In Greece, 2019 has been officially declared ‘Erotokritos Year’, ‘Έτος Ερωτόκριτου’. But what is Erotokritos? And why is a year dedicated to it? Some people will remember Erotokritos from the …

Life

Book of expat artist community on Hydra earns PM’s literary award

Greece in the 1950s and 60s was a magnet for young seekers and artists in a world that was finally recovering from the ravages of war and was shrugging off …

Life

Billy Cotsis’ new book takes us to the Crystal Palace

Billy Cotsis, Neos Kosmos’ own writer, is about to release his new book, Once Upon a Time in Crystal Palace. His latest novel varies significantly from his journalistic and documentary …

Features

Peter Polites: ‘Mortgage, success, houses, investment. These aren’t Greek values’

In creating Panos, the main protagonist for his latest novel The Pillars, author Peter Polites took inspiration from notorious gay right-wing troll Milo Yiannopoulos. At the beginning of the book, …

Life

Volume documenting Brisbane’s Greek cafe culture a finalist for Queensland Book of the Year Award

Brisbane’s Greek Cafes: A Million Malted Milks has been named a finalist for The Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award. Written by Dr Toni Risson, author of …

News

Megalogenis’ ‘The Football Solution’ shortlisted for Victorian Community History Awards

Journalist George Megalogenis’ book The Football Solution: How Richmond’s Premiership Can Save Australia has been shortlisted for the Victorian Community History Awards. The Greek Australian’s work is among 42 community …

Life

Indian student kicks off a new magazine that promotes Thessaloniki and lesser-known Greece

International student Kushal S Mehta from Jaisalmer, India, created SIGMAG, a biannual digital free press publication promoting “lesser known second-tier cities which are full of inspiration”. The first issue is …

Life

Kostas Faltaits’ ‘The Genocide of the Greeks in Turkey’, a powerful book about survivors

As any researcher will tell you, primary source material is an invaluable resource. A first-hand account of any event provides direct context, placing the reader right into the time and …

Life

Marrickville: Sydney’s ‘Little Athens’ shatters every stereotype of what Greeks did

Sydney historian Vasilis Vasilas recently announced his new project, ‘Little Athens (Volume One): Marrickville’, which focuses on the personal narratives and photographs of Marrickville’s shops and businesses, and the first …