Greek events go to Dublin

An exhibition of 48 photographs by Greek poet and Nobel Prize-winner George Seferis is on display at the Dublin City Central Library until April 24. Seferis started taking photographs as a student in Paris in 1920, and continued till his death in 1971. Most of his collection of more than 2,500 negatives was donated to the Culture Foundation of the National Bank of Greece (MIET) by Mario Seferi in 1984 and Anna Lontou in 1999. The photographs on display are new prints taken from the original negatives. The exhibition, which made its debut at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2001, is one of the events held in conjunction with the Greek EU presidency, and was organized by the National Book Center (EKEBI), the Culture Ministry and the Greek Embassy in Dublin. The exhibition will travel on to Stockholm, May 5-25. Author presentations Pepping up the Greek presence in Dublin will be two author presentations arranged by EKEBI. Eleni Yiannakakis, whose «On Appetite and Other Horrors» (Estia) won Diavazo magazine’s award for a first novel, and Panos Karnezis, who writes in English, and whose story collection «Little Infamies» (published by Jonathan Cape in the UK, and Farrar, Straus & Giroux in the USA) is due out soon in a Greek translation from Ellinika Grammata, will meet the public on April 28, at 6.30 p.m. at the Dublin library. Both authors live and work in England.