Writers Bio’s

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Vrasidas Karalis

Vrasidas Karalis Vrasidas Karalis is Sir Nicholas Laurantus Professor and Chair of Department for Mo
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Dean Kalimniou

Dean Kalimniou Dean Kalimniou is a Melbourne-born poet who writes his poetry in the Greek language w
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Dmetri Kakmi

Dmetri Kakmi Dmetri Kakmi is a writer and editor. The fictionalised memoir Mother Land was shortlist
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Day Pass

Day Pass The Greek Writers Festival makes its’ debut at the Greek Centre from 31 May to 8 June with
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Hariklia Heristanidis

Hariklia Heristanidis Hariklia Heristanidis is a Melbourne-born writer. Her novella and short story
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Festival Pass

Festival Pass The Greek Writers Festival makes its’ debut at the Greek Centre from 31 May to 8 June
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Tina Giannoukos

Tina Giannoukos Tina Giannoukos has published two collections of poetry. Her second collection, Bull
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Gary Foley

Gary Foley Gary Edward Foley is an Australian Aboriginal Gumbainggir activist, academic, writer and
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Christos Fifis

Christos Fifis Dr. Christos Fifis teaches Greek Studies in the School of Historical and European Stu
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John Englezos

John Englezos John Englezos is a freelance photographer, a spoken word poet and Melbourne’s 2015 Poe
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Konstandina Dounis

Konstandina Dounis Dr Konstandina Dounis is an academic, author and literary translator. She conduct
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Andrea Demetriou

Andrea Demetriou Andrea Demetriou is a poet, performer, journalist and political activist. She was b
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Dylan Coleman

Dylan Coleman Dylan is a Kokatha (Gugada) Aboriginal/Greek woman from the far west coast of South Au
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Anna Chatzinikolau

Anna Chatzinikolau Anna Chatzinikolaou has been teaching Greek at tertiary level (mainly at the Univ
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Lella Carridi

Lella Carridi Lella Cariddi is a writer, researcher, curator, installation artist, and Community Cul
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Effie Carr

Effie Carr Effie Carr is a Sydney lawyer and author. Her first book Stamatia X was published to accl
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Michelle Cahill

Michelle Cahill Michelle Cahill is an Australian author who made the shortlist for the Elizabeth Jol
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Tony Birch

Tony Birch Tony Birch is the acclaimed author of Ghost River, Shadowboxing and Blood. He is a freque
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Dina Amanatides

Dina Amanatides Dina Amanatides (OAM) is the doyenne of “first generation” Greek Austral
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