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Greek Australian: A New Rising Talent in Literature

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The 24-year-old Greek from Sydney, Will Kostakis, is one of the up-and-coming young writers in Australia and is destined to leave his mark.

In 2005, Will Kostakis won Sydney Morning Herald Young Writer of the Year, for a collection of short-stories that he had written.

A short time after, his first novel, titled “Loathing Lola,” was published. Recently, his second book “The First Third” was released.

His latest book is a portrait of a broken Greek family and the efforts of the son to help his family cope with difficulties and build strong family ties. The book addresses young people aged 15 and older. It tackles issues of identity, immortality and of the pressure that is put on young children while growing up.

Critics speak of Kostakis as a “huge talent” that will flourish outside the Australian borders.

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