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The Story Behind Maya Angelou’s Greek Last Name

Famous African American poet and author Maya Angelou, who recently became the first black woman to appear on a US coin, has a distinctly Greek last name. A US quarter featuring an image of Angelou went into circulation this week...

Greek-American David Sedaris Makes Readers Laugh, Cry

Greek-American author David Sedaris, who reflects on difficult moments in his life with honesty and humor, has become one of the most beloved contemporary American humorists. Born in 1956 to an Anglo-American mother and Greek-American father, whose parents were immigrants...

Bestselling Author Victoria Hislop Becomes Honorary Greek Citizen

Victoria Hislop, the bestselling author of “The Island” and one of the world’s favorite authors who writes about Greece, was awarded honorary Greek citizenship on Tuesday. Hislop, who had previously expressed her desire to obtain Greek citizenship, was honored by...

John DeDakis Talks ‘The Situation Room,’ New Book and Digital Age

Author and journalist John DeDakis spoke with Greek Reporter recently about his new book "Fake (A Lark Chadwick Mystery)" and his Greek heritage. The longtime television editor explains "I was a copy editor for CNN's 'The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer'...

Internationally Renowned Greek Author Alki Zei Dies

Much-loved Greek novelist and children's writer Alki Zei died on Friday at the age of 97 at her home in Athens. Translated into several languages, her works left their stamp on modern Greek literature with books such as "Achilles' Fiancee"...

Prominent Journalist and Author Dimitris Lymperopoulos Dies at 95

Dimitris Lymperopoulos, a senior journalist and author died on Saturday at the age of 95. Lymperopoulos had a long career in journalism. As a young reporter, he managed to get exclusive interviews with the world's most famous figures, such as Aristotle...

Writer Iakovos Kambanellis Museum Opens Up on Naxos

A museum dedicated to Greek poet, playwright and author Iakovos Kambanellis has opened on the Aegean island of Naxos where he was born, giving visitors a chance to view the writer's work, archives and many personal items donated by...

Greek Man Uncovers Earliest History of Singapore

Kostas Ikonomopoulos, a 43-year-old Greek national who has been living in Singapore with his wife and daughter for the last several years, has uncovered many of the country’s hidden secrets. It all began when the science book publishing executive...

World Traveler Leon Logothetis Wants You to #GoBeKind

Leon Logothetis has based his books, shows, and global adventures on one theme: that people are essentially good, and you can do anything with the kindness of strangers and human connection, as Leon learned when he traveled across the country and...

Writer Georges Sarri Passed Away

On June 9, early in the morning, beloved children's writer and actress, Georges Sarri, passed away at the age of 87. Born in 1925 in Athens to a French mother and father of Minor Asia (he lived in Ayvalik), Georges...