Thank you to everyone at the British Council in Athens and London and the Public Bookstore on Syntagma Square for making the events a success last week. Curses to metro strikes, but three cheers to everyone who still made it to the talk in the afternoon. The students from the St Catherine’s British School were tremendous listeners and drawers too, and made the workshop a breeze.
The Public National Book Awards were very glamorous and entertaining. Antony Horowitz’s Greek is very good (though I’m no expert) and he had the crowd behind him from the first ‘kalispera’. He is a great representative for the UK as guest country for this year’s awards. I really like his new range of book covers too.
The British Council’s Drawing Words exhibition looked terrific in the foyer of the Megaron (Athens Concert Hall) and is also in Public bookstore.
Big thank yous to Rachel, Anastasia, Maria, Katerina (British Council) and Viky (Public.gr).