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Theodor Kallifatides

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Professor Theodor Kallifatides was born in Greece in 1938. In 1964 he emigrated to Sweden where, after several years spent as an unskilled worker, he eventually went on to study Philosophy at the University of Stockholm where he later became a teacher. In 1972 he was appointed editor in chief of Sweden's most prestigious literary review magazine. Having already written novels, poetry, drama and literary criticism he has now begun writing crime fiction.

Books by Theodor Kallifatides

The Siege of Troy

In this perceptive retelling of The Iliad, a young Greek teacher draws on the enduring power of myth to help her students cope with the terrors of Nazi occupation.

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Another Life

A rewarding philosophical essay on memory, language, love, and the passage of time, from a Greek immigrant who became one of Sweden’s most highly respected writers

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