Athens Named World Book Capital for 2018 by UNESCO

In a statement released on Wednesday, Irina Bokova, UNESCO's director, announced that Athens is the World Book Capital for 2018. The honor of being named...

Greek Police Officer Turned Writer Receives Award by UNHCR

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees awarded the Greek author and police officer Foteini Konstantopoulou for her book “Mia Zacharenia Syntagi” (A Sugary...

Joy of Sexus: Ancient Greece’s Erotic Life

The ancient Greeks' sexual life as depicted in literary, historical and artistic evidence, has become a major subject of interest over the past decades...

Swedish Journalist’s Account of the Crisis

"Stolen Spring," a new account of the eurocrisis by Swedish journalist Kajsa Ekis Ekman, hits Greek bookstores today. "Stolen Spring" describes the eurocrisis as Ekman experienced...

Champion-Inspired Children’s Story Available at the Athens Authentic Marathon on Saturday

A children's story inspired by the true story of Marathon champion Maria Polyzou will be coinciding with the Athens Authentic Marathon to take place...

Nikolaos Tselementes: The ‘Father’ of Greek Cookbooks

At least every Greek household has a "tselemente" -- a "cookbook" that took its name after Nikolaos Tselementes, the famous chef that combined the...

Lydia Giannakopoulou: “My Mother Would Say My Life Was Hers”

The Greek writer Lydia Giannakopoulos has given many interviews in television and magazines, while promoting her new book “To chadi tis miteras” (A mother’s...

Fourth International Literary Festival in Tinos

The fourth Tinos International Literary Festival will take place in the Greek island of Tinos from July 24 to 26. The audience will have the...

Papandreou Perplexed By DIMAR Book Launch Flap

"What's all the fuss?" was former prime minister George Papandreou's stance when he appeared at a book launch for a member of the Democratic...

What’s Left from Plato’s Olive Tree

The Corfian bookstore, Plous (Sail,) is hosting a discussion with Academy of Athens award-winning author, Zephyros Kafkalides, on his new book, What’s left from...

WWII Survivors, Historians Present Database of Witness Accounts of German Occupation

“I don’t feel hatred for the Germans. But I feel great sadness because Nazis existed. Why did we allow as a society for Nazis...
UNESCO World Book Capital

Athens to Become UNESCO World Book Capital in April

  Athens is ready to begin this year with an exciting celebration having been designated World Book Capital, a title the city will hold from April...

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