Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde was extremely popular in his own time and remains a household name to this day. An aesthete par excellence, he was known for his witty humour, showcased in his famous epigrams and successful theatrical plays. Yet…

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At the start of June, Greek author Auguste Corteau hit bookshelves in the English-speaking world for the first time with The Book of Katerina, his personal, shocking and uproariously funny novel, a fictionalized account of his mother’s life-lon…

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Patricia Kolaiti was born in Athens and grew up in the island of Aegina. She has published the poetry books Celesteia (Nefeli Publishings, 2007, nominated for the 2008 Diavazo First Book Award), The Lithopedion (Nefeli Publishings, 2016) and The Retu…

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The modern Olympics were established in the late 19th century, thanks to the efforts of a movement led by Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the International Olympic Committee, who wished to revive the practices and ideals of the ancient Olympic Games.…

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Yorgos Alisanoglou  (Kavala, 1975) is a poet, translator and publisher. He studied Sociology and Political Science and completed postgraduate studies in International Relations and Social Policy. He lives in Thessaloniki, Greece. In November 200…

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Yiannis Efthymiadis was born in Piraeus, Greece in 1969. He studied classical philology (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, 1991) and undertook postgraduate studies in ancient Greek drama. He has published seven books of poetry: &Sigma…

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The condition of Greece, ever since its establishment as a sovereign state in 1830, has been the subject of intense international debate, centring on its pivotal role in the Balkans. This has been aggravated by Greece's economic hardships since 2010,…

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) was an English poet of the Victorian era, considered to be one of the most internationally influential 19th-Century English authors. She was held in higher critical esteem than any other female poets of the Engl…

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Helene Tzatzimaki was born in Athens in 1986. She is a PhD candidate at the Department of Modern Greek Literature. She has published four poetry collections, all by Melani Editions: The magic of upthrust (2009), After adulthood (2012), Who does a sto…

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Dimitris Karakitsos was born in Volos in 1979. He has published the following books: The Cats of D. I. Antoniou, Poet (To Rodakio, 2012), Venusberg (Antipodes, 2015), Wrestlers (Potamos, 2016), Stories by Bartholomew Olivier, Receptionist and Short-s…

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