CULTURE

Awards and latest titles

A new event celebrating the short list for last year’s state fiction prize will be inaugurated Monday by the Stoa tou Vivliou book arcade. The contenders were «Foreign Words» by Vassilis Alexakis (pub. Exantas), «Che Committed Suicide» by Petros Markaris (Gavriilidis), «From One Image to Another» by Dimitris Nollas (Kastaniotis), «Agiographia» by Nikos Panayiotopoulos (Polis), and «Like Broken Wings» by Tassos Hadzitatis (Polis). Actors Alkis Panayiotidis, Michalis Tsourounakis, Iota Festa and Dimitra Hatoupi will read excerpts. The Stoa plans to make this an annual event and next year it will present the short lists from all the award categories. (5 Pesmazoglou, September 26, 8 p.m., tel 210.325.3989.) Winning screenplays Two screenplays by young writers shared the prize for a screenplay based on a work of literature, instituted this year by the National Book Center (EKEBI). The winners are «Skaribim-Skaribob» by Manolis Tsipou and Vassilis Noulas, from a book by Yiannis Skaribas, and «Prosklitirio» («Invitation») by Katerina Filiotou, based on a short story of the same name by Kiki Dimoula. They were announced Sunday during the opening ceremony of the Drama Short Film Festival, now in its 38th year. Launches Ellinika Grammata publishers are launching Yianna Fassilis’s latest book «I ‘Symmoria’ ton Mikron Angelon» («The ‘Gang’ of Little Angels») tonight at the Athens Municipality Cultural Center. Writers Eleftheria Kountouri and Dimitris Varavarigos and actor Aleka Tsilibari will present the book. (Antonis Tritsis Hall, 50 Academias, 7 p.m., tel 210.389.1800.) Also from Ellinika Grammata, «Dio Meres Mono» («Only Two Days») by Christoforou Papakaliati and Christina Brembou is coming out on Monday, September 26. The book is the star – but not the plot – of a series of the same name soon to be shown on Mega Channel.