Greek writers in Berlin and Vienna

Following the 2001 Frankfurt Book Fair, the National Book Council of Greece (EKEBI) is continuing to promote Greek authors and their work abroad. This time round, Greek literature travels to Berlin and Vienna. Theater is the theme of a one-day conference on Saturday November 10 at the Freie Universitat of Berlin. Performances of ancient Greek drama – Greek and German approaches is jointly organized by EKEBI, the Athens University Theater Studies Department, the European Research and Documentation Network for Ancient Greek Drama and the Freie Universitat. Leading Greek and German theater specialists will head the discussion. Vienna’s Literature House is the venue for three days of events (November 14-16) titled Memory and Culture: Days of Greek Literature. Nikos Papandreou will read extracts from his book Ten Myths and a Story, recounting memories of his childhood, his father, the late Andreas Papandreou, and the rest of his family. Foteini Tsalikoglou will read from her book I, Martha Freud, and Rhea Galanaki and Alexis Panselinos will read from their works, based on historical figures, The Life of Ismail Ferek Pasha and Zaida, or the Camel in the Snow. The final day is devoted to Nikos Kavvadias: Actor Robert Reinagel will read from Kavvadias and Viennese musicians Marios and Julie will play music based on his writing. CORRECTION: In our writeup of the Anglo-Hellenic Review (October 11) we reported the passing of George Psychoundakis, author of The Cretan Runner, although a reader, George Landers, has assured us that this is not the case.

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