Nick Mamatas is the author of several novels, including I Am Providence and The Second Shooter. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery StoriesEllery Queen Mystery Magazine, Tor.com, and many other…

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What a better way to feel the true spirit of the Greek Orthodox Easter than by reading the Easter short stories of ‘the saint of modern Greek storytelling' Alexandros Papadiamantis.

In A Village Easter, the priest, Father Kyriakos, is beset by…

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Vagia Kalfa (Alexandroupolis, 1984) has published the poetry collections Απλά Πράγματα [Simple Things] (Gavriilidis editions, 2012) and Ληθόστρωτο&n…

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George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, usually referred to as Lord Byron, is considered one of the most iconic Romantics poets and arguably the most famous Philhellene; a fascinating and highly influential figure throughout his life, he died at the ag…

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Dimitris Angelis (Athens, 1973) has published seven collections of poetry, as well as essays, studies and short stories. His collection Anniversary was awarded the Porfyras Prize of the Academy of Athens, in 2015 he was honored wi…

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Maria Archimandriti was born in 1981. She has a degree in Balkan Studies and a specialization in marketing. Her poems have been published in various newspapers and literary journals. She has participated in European poetry festivals. Her first poetry…

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Massimo Cazzulo is a classical philologist (he teaches Ancient Greek and Latin in Italy) and translator. He has translated Greek poets (including Odysseas Elytis, Yiannis Ritsos, Antonis Fostieris, Giannis Dallas) and prose writers (among which Maro…

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On April 15, 1825, the invading Ottoman armies besieged the city of Messolonghi for the third time. The defenders managed to keep the city for almost one year, yet a number of factors such as the numerically superior strength…

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The Greek War of Independence inspired many to take up arms and join the struggle. It also captured the hearts and minds of artists and writers at that time and continues to inspire them to the present day. Surprisingly, French author Jules Verne, kn…

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Dimitra Aggelou (Athens, 1984) studied biology at the University of Athens. She has published the following poetry collections:  Στάζουν Μεσάνυχτα [Dripping Midnight] (M…

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