Participation of a Greek author in the 3rd International Literature Festival in Odessa

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Participation of a Greek author in the 3rd International Literature Festival in Odessa


From September 28 to October 1, 2017, Odessa will host the Third International Literature Festival, whose program includes readings, meetings and discussions with writers from various countries. The Branch of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture is announcing a meeting with a Greek writer Christos Ikonomou that will take place on Saturday, September 30, 16:00 – 17:30, in the Golden Hall of the Literary Museum of Odessa.

Christos Ikonomou was born in Athens in 1970. In 2003, he published his first collection of short stories “Woman on the rails”. For his second volume of short stories, “Something will happen, you’ll see” (Polis, 2010), Ikonomou was awarded with the National Prize in Literature, and his work was subsequently translated to Italian (Editori Riuniti, 2012) and German (C.H. Beck, 2013). Publication of the award-winning book is also forthcoming in the United States (Archipelago Books) and Spain (Valparaiso). The latest work of the author is a collection of short stories “Good things will come from the sea” (Polis, 2014). His works have been translated to seven languages and used in theatrical performances and cinematography.

Christos Ikonomou (Greece)

Something will happen, you’ll see

Christos Ikonomou’s stories, which take place near the large harbour of Piraeus, make palpable the atmosphere in Greece today. They depict people fighting different existential crises, living in tenements, and working at the harbour. His stories, absent of superfluous judgments, are distinctly powerful. “Christos Ikonomou gives the crisis not one, but many faces” [NZZ].


The full program of the Festival is available here: