CULTURE

A wealth of book events

Granta magazine editor Ian Jack is visiting Athens as a guest of the British Council and Yiannikos, which publishes Granta in Greek. Hear him talk about Granta and Theodoros Grigoriadis talk about what Granta means for a Greek writer at the Benaki Museum in Kolonaki on December 4 at 7.30 p.m. (1 Koumbari & V. Sofias, tel 210.367.0000.) Opening Have a drink with Metaichmio publishers at the opening of their new multipurpose space on December 4 from 6-10 p.m. An exhibition of 118 portraits of writers painted by Yiannis Psychopaidis opens at the same time. (118 Ippocratous, tel 211.300.3500.) Launches «Mania me tin anixi» (Obsession with Spring) is Aris Marangopoulos’s sequel to Stratis Tsirkas’s «Hameni anixi» (Lost Spring). Ellinika Grammata is launching the book at the Papasotiriou bookstore with a discussion between the author and Vassilis Vassilikos on the Left, terrorism and love on December 4 at 7 p.m. (34 Panepistimiou, tel 210.325.3232.) Photography Agra publishers and the Benaki Museum present «I fotografos Voula Papaioannou» (The Photographer Voula Papaioannou) at the Benaki Museum’s Pireos Street annex on December 4 at 8 p.m. The book contains striking images that the photographer donated to the museum’s archive. (138 Pireos, tel 210.345.3111.) Santorini spotlight The community of Oia, Santorini, and Topio publications present «Oia, Santorini» at noon on December 4 at the Ianos bookstore. With color photographs by Dimitris Talianis and text by Kadio Kolymva, the album is the latest in a bilingual Greek-English series. Music and treats will follow. (24 Stadiou, tel 210.940.7461.) Adoption Metaichmio publishers and the Ianos bookstore present Petros Tatsopoulos’s new book, «I kalosyni ton xenon» (The Kindness of Strangers), which deals with adoption, on December 5 at 9 p.m. (24 Stadiou, tel 210.940.7461.) Civil conflict The French Institute and Kastaniotis publishers present «To imerologio tou emfyliou dichasmou» (The Diary of the Civil Divide) by Rovirou Manthoulis in the auditorium of the French Institute at 7 p.m. on December 5. The author’s film «The Greek Civil War» will be screened and followed by a discussion with journalist Stelios Kouloglou.