CULTURE

Biblionet, book news

The National Greek Book Center (EKEBI), has bought Biblionet SA, making its digital catalog of books published in Greece freely available to all. Access the catalog at www.biblionet.gr. Translation Prize EKEBI has also announced the Greek-German Literary Translation Prize for 2004, organized in conjunction the Goethe Institute. Entries must be Greek translations of a German work – collections of short stories or poetry, a play, or literary essays, biography, autobiography, essay or history – first published between 1 January 2001 and 31 December 2003. The deadline for applications is March 24 2004. (Inquiries to Nikos Delivorrias at EKEBI, tel 210.920.0335.) Book launches American Ambassador Thomas Miller and Athens Academy member Edmund Keeley are speaking at the presentation of Brenda Marder’s Book «Stewards of the Land: The American Farm School and Greece in the 20th Century» (published by Metaichmio) at noon Monday at the Hellenic American Union. The book will appear in separate Greek and English editions. (Hellenic American Union, 22 Massalias, tel 210.368.0074, website www.hau.gr.) Kastantiotis has called on a high-powered contingent of politicians to help launch Giorgos Lakopoulos’s whodunit «Who Killed the Prime Minister?» PASOK General Secretary Michalis Chrysochoidis, ND parliamentary representative Prokopis Pavlopoulos, former Left Coalition leader Maria Damanakis and To Vima’s editor Stavros Psycharis will introduce the book at the ESHEA journalists’ union building on Monday at 1 p.m. (20 Academias, 210.363.2601.)