CULTURE

David Grossman in Athens next week

Israeli writer David Grossman is visiting Greece next week at the invitation of the Israeli Embassy and the Athens Concert Hall. Born in Jerusalem in 1954, Grossman is considered to be the leading writer of his generation. He has published six novels, many children’s stories, two books on politics and a collection of essays. His latest work, «The Skin’s Memory,» translated into Greek by Iakov Shimbi for Kastaniotis, comprises two novellas where the writer scrutinizes human relations with an original eye. Professor Nikos Bakounakis will introduce Grossman to the public on January 30 at the Athens Concert Hall, and the author will sign books after the discussion. Admission is free, by priority coupon. For information, call 210.728.2000. Mathematical journey Book clubs may have been slow to start in Greece but they have certainly caught on quickly. The latest addition, a book club designed for those who want to explore mathematics and other positive sciences, has its first meeting on January 30 at Eleftheroudakis bookstore. Anyone who wants to take part in a magical journey into the world of numbers and the great adventure of human ideas through literature is welcome to join the club organized by Eleftheroudakis and the Thales+Friends Group. Due to limited space, participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 210.325.8445 to reserve a place. The club will meet once a month at 6.30 p.m. in the cafe on the 6th floor at 17 Panepistimiou Street.