Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies: Reading and Book Presentation

Tue, Oct 20, 2015, 4:30 pm
Scheide Caldwell House, Room 103

Sophia Nikolaidou - The ScapegoatSophia Nikolaidou, novelist
Translator Karen Emmerich, Comparative Literature
Based on the true story of the murder of CBS reporter George Polk in Thessaloniki in 1948, The Scapegoat (Χορεύουν οι ελέφαντες) is a sweeping saga that brings together the Greece of the post-war period with the current era of political turmoil.
Sophia Nikolaidou studied Classics at the undergraduate and graduate level and holds a Ph.D. in the use of information and communication technology for the teaching of literature. She has taught creative writing in many contexts, and has also taught literature at the Higher School of Drama of the State Theatre of Northern Greece. Since 1992 she has taught Greek language and literature at Greek state secondary schools. She has published four novels, two collections of short stories, and translations of ancient Greek drama into modern Greek. Her novel Απόψε δεν έχουμε φίλους won the Athens Prize of Literature (2010). Χορεύουν οι ελέφαντες was shortlisted for the Greek State Prize for Literature in 2012.
Supported by the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation (USA)