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Washington, October 1: Meet the author Ersi Sotiropoulos

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Originally From: "Zoe Kosmidou" <zkosmidou at>

The Ambassador of Greece Alexandros P. Mallias invites you to meet

Ersi Sotiropoulos, author of the novel "ZIGZAG THROUGH THE BITTER-ORANGE TREES"

Translated by Peter Green

Monday, October 1, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

The Embassy of Greece 2217 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008

RSVP chouliaras at

Acclaimed as "the best novel of the decade" in Greece, Zigzag through the Bitter-orange Trees is the first novel to receive both the Greek State Prize for Literature and the prestigious Book Critics' Award. This is the fifth novel, and first to be published in English, by Ersi Sotiropoulos, a writer celebrated for her consistent originality and subversion of convention.

Translator, novelist, biographer, and historian Peter Green is Dougherty Centennial Professor emeritus of classics at the University of Texas-Austin and professor at the University of Iowa. He has translated Catullus and Ovid and is the author of acclaimed works on ancient Greece and Alexander the Great.

While in Washington, D.C., Ersi Sotiropoulos will also read and sign books on:

* Saturday, September 29, 5:00 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, Montrose Crossing Shopping Center, Rockville Pike & Randolph Road, (301) 881 0237

* Sunday, September 30, 4:00 p.m. at Candida's World of Books, 1541 14th Street, NW (corner 14th & Q Streets), (202) 667 4811

Events sponsored by Greece's Secretariat General of Information.

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