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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...

Greece Releases Turkish-Armenian Writer who Faced Deportation

A Greek court released a prominent Turkish-Armenian writer living under a temporary permit in Greece after fleeing a Turkish prison on Friday. Sevan Nisanyan, a 66-year-old linguist and blogger was arrested on the island of Samos last week and faced...

Greek Writer and Journalist Vassilis Alexakis Dies at 77

Greek writer and journalist Vassilis Alexakis died in France at the age of 77 on Monday, it was announced today. He was born in Athens in 1943 and studied at the Lille School of Journalism. Alexakis had been a journalist at...

Greek Island of Evia Honors Poet and Writer Tasos Papapostolou

An event held at Chalkida, the capital of Evia, on Sunday honored poet and writer Tasos Papapostolou, who made a significant contribution to the cultural and historic landscape of the island and beyond for more than 40 years. The event...

George Pelecanos Joins New Series ‘A Dry Run’ As Writer

George Pelecanos will be teaming up once again with his former colleague on "The Wire", David Simon, to work as a writer on new show "A Dry Run". The drama, created by David Simon and Spain's "MediaPro" (responsible for "The...

Paul Auster to Visit Athens

Paul Auster, one of the most important contemporary American writers, will be visiting Athens from November 4 to 7. He has been invited by "Metaixmio" publishing house that recently released “The New York Trilogy.” The trilogy is the work that established Auster...

Journalist, Writer and Filmmaker Nestoras Matsas Dead at 82

Journalist, director and distinguished author Nestoras Matsas died on Thursday, June 28th at the age of 82. Nestoras Matsas was born in Athens in 1930 and studied journalism, theatre and cinema in Paris, having received a sponsorship by the French...

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...

Director Emir Kusturica: 'Whatever Happens to Greece, It Has An Impact on the World'

Famous director and writer Emir Kusturica opened the 9th International Book Fair in Thessaloniki, where he presented his new book And Where Am I in the Story? The Serbian director/writer could not escape questions about the financial crisis and commented...

First Antipodes Writers Festival 2012 To Take Place in Melbourne

The first Antipodes Writers Festival will begin on Friday, June 15 in Melbourne. On the first day, attendants will have the opportunity to enjoy an artistic dialogue between award-winning author Christos Tsiolkas and Professor of Cultural Studies at the...