By Harrison Blackman
While ancient Greek literature has been celebrated for millennia, outside of Greece few are aware that substantial fiction has come out of the Hellenic Republic in the last 150 years.
Many Greek publishing houses publish only in Greek, or translate international bestsellers into the local language, compounding the problem. As result, Greek literature has never gotten the international attention of Latin America’s magic realism or Scandinavia’s noir crime fiction.
One publisher in Athens is trying to change that. Aiora Press is extending the reach of modern Greek literature.