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Book Presentation: The Scapegoat
Start Date: 10/21/2015Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 10/21/2015End Time: 6:00 PM

Event Description:
From Sophia Nikolaidou (translated from the Greek by Karen Emmerich), The Scapegoat is a wide-ranging, muck-raking, beautifully written novel about the unsolved murder of an American journalist in Greece in the 1940s. Based on the true story of famed CBS reporter George Polk who was investigating embezzlement of US aid by the right-wing Greek government, Nikolaidou's novel is a sweeping saga that brings together the Greece of the post-war period with the current era, where the country finds itself facing turbulent political times once again.

Sophia Nikolaidou was born in Thessalonika in 1968. She teaches literature and creative writing and writes criticism for various newspapers, including Ta Nea. She has published two collections of short stories and three novels, all of which have been translated into eight languages. Her last novel, Tonight We Have Friends, won the 2011 Athens Prize for Literature, and The Scapegoat was shortlisted for the 2012 Greek State Prize for Fiction.

Karen Emmerich's translations include Rien ne va plus by Margarita Karapanou, Landscape with Dog and Other Stories by Ersi Sotiropoulos, I’d Like by Amanda Michalopoulou, and Poems (1945-1971) by Miltos Sachtouris. She received the 2013 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation for her translation, with Edmund Keeley, of Yannis Ritsos' Diaries of Exile.

Sponsored by The George and Olga Tsunis Center for Hellenic Studies.
Location Information:
West Campus - Humanities  (View Map)
100 Nicolls Road
Main Entrance
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 632-6000
Room: Poetry Center, 2001
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