Greece Is The Word at the Southbank Centre

19 October 2013, 2pm
Literary events

Literature Across Frontiers is co-operating with the Southbank Centre on an afternoon of Greek literature. ‘Greece Is The Word’ afternoon opens in classical style with Bettany Hughes talking about Helen of Troy and the relevance of ancient Greeks to us today. Star Greek poet (and translator of Sylvia Plath) Katerina Iliopoulou (pictured) and stellar friends perform and discuss contemporary Greek poetry. Then Victoria Hislop, whose ‘Greek novels’ The Island and The Thread have sold millions round the world, talks about modern Greek literature and the challenges facing writers in a country where publishing and bookselling have collapsed. She’s joined by top Greek writers Ioanna Karystiani (Back to Delphi), Alexis Stamatis (Bar Flaubert), Dionysis Kapsalis, Vassilis Amanatidis and David Connolly for readings and chat.

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