Art & Literature
Sunsets in Oia
By: Sheila Busteed
Publisher: FriesenPress (Canada)
ISBN: 978-1-4602-2985-9 (Hardcover)
Released: November 2013
CHICAGO---Escape Chicago’s brutal winter and head to Santorini, if only in your mind, with the new novel by Sheila Busteed, entitled Sunsets in Oia. You’ll be feeling warm and pouring some ouzo in no time.
The author, who hails from Canada but now calls South Korea home, first visited Santorini while on a cruise in 2008. Oia always captivates, and this time was no exception. Busteed promised herself she’d find a way to return to this magnificent place. Writing a novel proved the perfect way. Santorini would be an ideal setting for an adventure romance story.
“I can’t think of a more romantic place,” Busteed said. “It felt so natural to have the story take place there.”
Books Takes Readers on a Trip to the Island of Tilos
Falling in Honey: How a Tiny Greek Island Stole My Heart
By; Jennifer Barclay
Release date: March 4, 2014
CHICAGO--- Brit Jennifer Barclay shares her story of how a small, little-known Greek island changed her life forever, in Falling in Honey: How a Tiny Greek Island Stole My Heart, to be released this coming March 4.
As a child, Barclay travelled to Greece with her family, and quickly fell in love with the country. Finding a journal from a trip to Corfu in 1980, reminded her of the impact the Greek isles had already had on her life.
“The journal revealed that I was clearly already smitten with the Greek islands: everything from the beach and warm sunshine and blue sea, to the little whitewashed houses, the food, the music and the dancing,” she shared. “As I grew up, I found the wild open spaces, empty hillsides, abandoned ruins and watching the moon over the sea incredibly romantic.”
LONDON (AP) — If George Clooney thought the battle over art's rightful ownership — the subject of his World War II movie "The Monuments Men'' — was in the past, he knows better now. The actor-director has touched a nerve in Britain by suggesting the 2,500-year-old Parthenon Marbles should be returned to Greece.
This week, we caught up with Frances Kazan,
Accomplished author, Turkish scholar, lecturer, producer, arts supporter—
And widow of Director Elia.
Ms. Kazan was kind enough to answer a few questions via email, focusing primarily on her latest works. A review of her latest novel, The Dervish, follows.
- Where are you from?
I’m English-born but have lived in New York City for more than 30 years.
- When did you publish your first book?
Goodnight Little Sister (New York Stein and Day) was published in 1986. Set in England and America during the late 60′s it tells the story of Alex Hughes, an Oxford educated English woman, who marries rock star Stevie Barn. (Ed. Note: Kazan drew on her own experience—first husband, Peter Rudge, was former manager of The Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd.)
Acclaimed author Jeffrey Siger appeared at the National Hellenic Museum to speak about his latest novel, Mykonos After Midnight, his love of Greece, and why it’s become such a big part of his life—and his writing. He greeted the crowd, in Greek and said, “My heart is Greek, but my language is English. So I’m going to speak to you in English.” The prolific writer, who spends most of the year on the island of Mykonos, uniquely captures the essence of Modern Greece and society. He’s just completed his next thriller, called “Sons of Sparta”, due late next year.
This week, we caught up with author Peter T. Tomaras, author, entrepreneur,
and resigned US Army Reserve Captain
The Central Illinois-based writer talks about his fascinating life, his passion for Greece and Cyprus, the military, writing, and his novel, Resistors. A review of the book follows.
Hislop highlighted everything that has enchanted and inspired her, including the people, the sunset, the vast seafront and the local cuisine.
A new book just released in English, titled, The Thirteenth Goddess and the Stolen Marbles of the Acropolis, by George Katselis, seeks to teach young children about the missing portions of the Acropolis, and about themselves.
Natalie Bakopoulos, a lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, visited the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago, to read from and sign copies of her debut novel, The Green Shore (Simon & Schuster, 2012). The story, which unfolds on the night of the 1967 coup d'etat in Greece, follows a family through their experiences during the Junta years. Bakopoulos is currently working on her second novel, set in modern-day Greece.
CHICAGO—Award-winning writer and University of Michigan professor, Natalie Bakopoulos will present her debut novel, The Green Shore, at the National Hellenic Museum. Bakopoulos will present and on Thursday, October 17 at the National Hellenic Museum, 333 South Halsted Street, Chicago.