CULTURE

Centenary and launch

Come and celebrate M. Karagatsis Year next Tuesday, April 2, at the presentation of a commemorative volume marking the centenary of the writer’s birth. Culture Minister Michalis Liapis will proclaim 2008 the Year of Karagatsis. Petros Markaris, president of the National Book Center of Greece (EKEBI), and Professor Vangelis Athanasopoulos of Athens University will speak, while the writer’s daughter, Marina Karagatsi, will share memories of her father. Actors Dimitris Kata-leifos and Rania Economidou, stars of the television adaptation of Karagatsis’s acclaimed novel «10,» will read extracts from the book. (At noon, 5 Pesmazoglou St. For information, telephone EKEBI at 210.920.0352.) Launch Newly elected Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) president Alexis Tsipras, PASOK deputy and writer Mimis Androulakis, Economy and Finance Ministry general secretary Loukas Papazoglou and journalist Christina Damoulianou will help launch Dimitris Bourandas’s novel «Ola sou ta’matha ma ksehasa mia lexi» (I Taught You Everything But I Forgot A Word), published by Patakis, at 6 p.m. on April 3. (At the Ianos bookstore, 24 Stadiou St, tel 210.321.7917.)