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Sunday, 3 July 2016

Reading Greece: Greek Literature Abroad & the Greek Book Market

From Greek News Agenda- Reading Greece: Interview with Evangelia Avloniti and Katerina Fragou on Greek Literature Abroad & the Greek Book Market

Evangelia Avloniti was born in Corfu, Greece. She studied History of Art, Archaeology and Literary Translation at various institutions, including the Courtauld Institute of Art, King’s College, London, Deree – The American College of Greece and University College London. She began her career at Sotheby’s in London and then worked as an editor in English Language Teaching publishing for five years. In 2009, she founded the Ersilia Literary Agency, where she represents Greek authors in Greece and worldwide, and foreign agents and publishers in Greece. She was named a Frankfurt Book Fair Fellow in 2013 and a Zev Birger Fellow at the Jerusalem International Book Fair in 2015.

Κaterina Fragou was born in Athens, where she studied French Literature. She also lived in Paris for 15 years, where she studied Comparative Literature. In 1995, she established Iris Literary Agency in Athens, undertaking the translation of works from all over the world into Greek. She is working on making Greek literature known abroad, has translated some works herself, whilst also working as an editor. She also organises exhibitions.

Interview by Athina Rossoglou

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