Athens Literary Salons


15 May 2023


Insider Terrace

Archelaou 8, Athens


Award-winning writer Irena Karafilly in conversation with Diana Farr Louis

Athens Insider launches a new series of conversations with international literary luminaries, Athens Literary Salons, as part of the Athens City Festival.

Following last year’s runaway success, Athens Insider continues with its literary salons featuring writers who have set their books in Greece. Greece has been a muse to countless scribes over the years, and our literary guests this year are no exception.

We are proud to host the award-winning writer Irena Karafilly, whose latest book Arrested Song, a sumptuous, sweeping romance chronicles the story of an extraordinary woman and her lifelong struggle against tyranny. She speaks to Diana Farr Louis, author of several cookbooks, guidebooks and travel books and co-author of 111 Places in Athens that you Shouldn’t Miss.

The conversation will be held in English from 19:00 to 20:30.

A wine and cheese reception will follow the discussion, sponsored by Wines of Athens. Books available for sale by Lexikopoleio.

Irena Karafilly is a Canadian-educated writer, journalist, and aphorist. Her short fiction has won several literary prizes, including the National Magazine Award and the CBC Literary Award. Her work has been broadcast, anthologised, and published in several countries, in both commercial and literary magazines, as well as her articles which have appeared in numerous newspapers, including the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune. Her first novel, The Captive Sun, was a national bestseller in Greece. Karafilly currently divides her time between Greece and Canada, where she has published three acclaimed books.

Diana Farr Louis is a consummate Athenian insider. When not writing her columns in magazines or penning recipes, she loves investigating Athens’ vibrant food scene.

The Athens Literary Salons are organized by Athens Insider, the oldest Athens city magazine entering its 23rd year with a bold new voice and more projects to help celebrate the new era for Athens.

Please email info@insider-magazine.gr to confirm your place.

Closest Metro Station: Evangelismos

Metro to Venue: 11 minutes walking

Wheelchair Accessibility No


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