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Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk Accused of Insulting Turkey’s Founder, Ataturk

The Turkish government relaunched an investigation into Nobel prize-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk on Monday after he was accused of insulting Turkey's founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in his new novel "Nights of Plague." One of Turkey’s most prominent novelists, he has...

Alki Zei: The Greek Author Who Helped Kids Understand Difficult Issues

Greek author Alki Zei has helped countless generations of Greek children understand some aspects of life that are difficult to comprehend -- neglect, drug addiction, war, poverty, fascism, and racism -- preparing them for the realities of the world...

Dinos Christianopoulos, “The Poet of Thessaloniki,” Was Rebetiko Scholar

The poet of Thessaloniki and rebetiko scholar Dinos Christianopoulos died in August of 2020, but he left behind him a rich and diverse poetic legacy that will never be forgotten in Greece. He was born in Thessaloniki in 1931 --...

Greek 13-Year-Old Wins Global Literature Competition

A Greek 13-year-old named Marita Datseri has won the Global Literature Competition convened by the Writers' Union of Northern Greece.

Lafcadio Hearn: The Greek National Poet of Japan

Lafcadio Hearn, a unique figure in international literature, began his life in Greece and spent the rest of his career in Japan.

Odyssey: Homer’s Epic Poem Is Officially the World’s Most Influential Story

Homer's Odyssey, ancient Greece's most well-known epic poem, is officially the most influential story to have shaped the entire world.

Greece to Restore Historic Home of National Poet Kostis Palamas

After many years of neglect and dilapidation, the historic home of poet Kostis Palamas in Athens is given a lifeline by the Greek Ministry of Culture. According to a decision on Tuesday, the poet's historic home, located in Plaka, will...

Event Honors Greek Constantinopolitan Authors in Istanbul

A special literary tribute to Greek Constantinople writers and poets was completed recently at the University of Istanbul's School of Philosophy, an event organized due to the International day of Greek Language. Greek and Turkish scholars approached through their in-depth...

Greek Poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke Dies at 81

Popular Greek poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke passed away on Tuesday at the age of 81. Greece's Minister of Culture Lina Mendoni expressed her condolences to the family of the poet soon after the news of her death became known. Anghelaki-Rooke, a goddaughter...

University of Athens Will Offer First English-Language Bachelors Degree in Greece

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (EKPA) presented on Wednesday the outlines for the country's first undergraduate course of study (outside of a degree in the English language) to be conducted exclusively in English. This is the first time...