Books

The Greek Monastery Thriving in the Epicenter of Catholicism Near Rome

A remnant of ten monks belonging to the Byzantine rite Basilian order, loyal to the Pope but clinging to their traditional Greek liturgies, are against all odds keeping the faith alive and managing to thrive as book restorers in...

N-Word Dropped from Agatha Christie’s Crime Masterpiece

The French translation of Agatha Christie's hit novel "And Then There Were None" will change its title to remove a racially-charged word already dropped from the British edition decades ago, its editor said Wednesday. The title "Dix Petits Negres", or...

New Book Blasts British Museum Over Stolen Parthenon Marbles

Prominent British barrister, academic and author Geoffrey Robertson recently launched a scathing attack at the British Museum for exhibiting what he charges is “pilfered cultural property.” Robertson’s views appear in his new book, titled “Who Owns History? Elgin’s Loot and...

Story of Bohemian Life on Greece’s Hydra Shortlisted at Australia’s Literary Awards

A book which recounts the years Australian writers Charmian Clift and George Johnston spent on the Greek Island of Hydra has been shortlisted in this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. "Half the Perfect World," by Paul Genoni and Tanya Dalziell,...

Venice Film Festival to Honor Costa-Gavras

It was announced recently that the 76th International Film Festival of Venice will honor the Greek-French director Costa-Gavras with its ''Glory to the Filmmaker Prize'' on August 31. Costa-Gavras will receive this prestigious award for his latest film, titled ''Adults...

Greek-Canadian Professor Andre Gerolymatos Passes Away

Prominent author and Greek-Canadian professor of History Andre Gerolymatos died on Thursday after a battle against an aggressive form of brain cancer. Gerolymatos was the Director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University (SFU),...

Greek Writers Festival Debuts in Melbourne

The "Greek Writers Festival" will make its debut in Melbourne from May 31 to June 8, 2019, with an impressive lineup of writers and events, with the aim of fostering a broader cultural, political and literary dialogue. The festival will...

Greek Narrator Brings Folk Tales to Life in Stockholm

Anna Izountouemoi is a 25-year-old Greek psychologist who was born and raised in Athens by a Ugandan mother and a Nigerian father. She currently lives in the Swedish capital of Stockholm and has begun narrating fairy tales in the...

Mandarin Edges Out Greek as Second Language in Sydney

Sydney's diverse cultural melting pot is constantly evolving. And, according to an anthology titled Multilingual Sydney, Greek is no longer ranked as one of the city's top spoken languages. Mandarin has now taken the place of Greek as a second language. The cultural...

Kamila Shamsie Wins London Hellenic Prize for Book Inspired by Antigone

Author Kamila Shamsie's seventh novel, Home Fire, tells the contemporary story of a British-Muslim family's connections to the Islamic State (ISIS). However, the Pakistani-British writer's work was adapted from Sophocles’ play Antigone, which he wrote around the year 441 BC. The Sophocles play...