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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 …

Life

‘Kleio and Despina’, stories from Kastellorizo are inspiring the next generation through storytelling

In the crowded hall of the Kastellorizian association last Saturday evening, several members of the diaspora arrived to celebrate the launch of ‘Kleio and Despina’, the second book of the …

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Fronditha Care launches its community centre and history book

More than 120 people packed Fronditha Care’s new community centre on Sunday 17 November in Mulgrave, to mark two milestones in the organisation’s journey – the joint launch of its …

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Top 10: Crime, guns and Greek-inspired literature

Over the years there are Greeks who have written good crime fiction and English-speaking writers who are inspired by Greece and have proved very adept at trawling the Greek underworld. …

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Christos Tsiolkas talks about ‘Damascus’: The dawn of a new creed

‘Damascus’ is Christos Tsiolkas’ most demanding book. Based on Paul’s transformation from Saul and his travels, the novel seeps into one’s skin. It draws out dreams and creates sleepless nights. …

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Jim Claven’s ‘Lemnos and Gallipoli Revealed’ captures the ANZAC spirit

There is an arresting photograph in historian and long-time Neos Kosmos contributor, Jim Claven’s recently published book ‘Lemnos & Gallipoli Revealed’ that encapsulates the spirit of the work like no …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …