An evening of Greek culture

RICHARD BALLS Norfolk-based author Louis de Bernieres will talk about his latest novel at an event at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, to celebrate contemporary Greek culture.

RICHARD BALLS

Norfolk-based author Louis de Bernieres will talk about his latest novel at an event at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, to celebrate contemporary Greek culture.

Voices from Greece is an annual event combining literary excellence with live music, and the first half of the evening will also feature UEA creative writing graduate Panos Karnezis reading from his first published novel, The Maze.

His book was shortlisted for the Whitbread first novel award, which was won by fellow graduate Susan Fletcher with her novel Eve Green in January.


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Born in Greece, Mr Karnezis moved to England 10 years ago and graduated in 2000.

A concert will continue the night's festivities with songs from Asia Minor and Greece. Greek mezzo soprano Alexandra Gravas will provide the vocals and worldwide performer Nigel Foster will accompany her on piano.

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Sponsored by the Greek Ministry of Culture in conjunction with The British Centre for Literary Translation, the event takes place on Saturday at 6pm in Lecture Theatre 1. Admission is free and a book signing will follow at UEA Waterstones.

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