We are delighted to announce that our Letters from Greece series (The Pigeonhole, 2015) is now available as an ebook!
Με μεγάλη χαρά σας ανακοινώνουμε ότι η διαδικτυακή συλλογή κειμένων Letters from Greece (Pigeonhole, 2015) διατίθεται τώρα και ως ψηφιακό βιβλίο:
We are very happy to announce that we have added eleven poems from the marvellous Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis anthology (ed. by Theodoros Chiotis) to our Letters from Greece series. Each poem can be found via one of the purple icons towards the end of each stave, so do revisit Letters from Greece to read them:
To learn more about Futures, read editor Theodoros Chiotis’s essay, ‘O Future Past’ on the Pigeonhole blog:
Ευχαριστώ θερμά τον Τάσο Μόρφη και την Popaganda για την ευκαιρία που μου έδωσαν να μιλήσω για το Letters from Greece και την κατάσταση στην Ελλάδα σήμερα. Μπορείτε να διαβάσετε τη συνέντευξη εδώ:
Image: courtesy of Dimitris Karaiskos
Thank you, Times Literary Supplement for your piece on Letters from Greece!
“Step forward Letters from Greece from the innovative digital publishers The Pigeonhole press. The Letters were curated by the Greek literary agent Evangelia Avloniti, and they arrive to Pigeonhole subscribers in instalments on any device. Its beautiful illustrations include works by the New York Times contributing photographer Eirini Vourloumis.
One of the stand-out letters is by Angela Dimitrakaki, a celebrated Greek novelist and a senior lecturer in History of Art at the University of Edinburgh. She revisits a topic she has written about before, the distinctive apartment culture of Athens, and depicts the atmosphere of life in this city. In short: everything is awful and, at one and the same time, not so bad.
Dimitrakaki recounts what it’s like to return to Athens from abroad:
“When I used to live mostly in Britain, I expected not to see the infamous Athens traffic jams upon my return, thinking that no one could afford petrol any more. Despite the frequent phone calls home, despite my regular travels back and forth, despite my formal training in suspecting the media of, well, lying, descriptions of Greek destitution were impossible to dislodge from my head. After as little as five days away from the apartment, I would start questioning my first-hand experience of the reality of Athens.”
Photo: Courtesy of Dimitris Karaiskos
A few snapshots from our “Letters from Greece” presentation which took place on October 16 at the Greek stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair with the wonderful Anna Jean Hughes, co-founder and editorial director at The Pigeonhole.
Λίγα στιγμιότυπα από την παρουσίαση του “Letters from Greece” στο ελληνικό περίπτερο στην έκθεση βιβλίου της Φραγκφούρτης στις 16.10.15 με την υπέροχη Anna Jean Hughes, εκδότρια και επιμελήτρια εκδόσεων του αγγλικού οίκου The Pigeonhole.
I am truly excited and honoured to be the editor of The Pigeonhole‘s Letters from Greece series, which is launching in November 2015.
The Letters from Greece page is now live on the Pigeonhole site with a brief presentation and the editor’s introduction.
Check it out and help us spread the word!