The twentieth century was a particularly turbulent time in Greek history. The German occupation in World War II, the subsequent civil war and the military dictatorship created deep rifts in society, divided families and left a legacy that is still felt to this day. International best-selling author Victoria Hislop will shed light on the complexity of Greece’s traumatic past as she discusses, with Trevor Dolby, the history that informs her latest novel.
MONDAY 22nd - SUNDAY 28th JUNE 2020
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Victoria Hislop read English at Oxford, and worked in publishing, PR and as a journalist before becoming a novelist. Her first novel, The Island, held the number one slot in the Sunday Times paperback charts for eight consecutive weeks and has sold over two million copies worldwide. Victoria was the Newcomer of the Year at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2007 and won the Richard & Judy Summer Read competition. Her second novel, The Return, was also a Number One bestseller. She returned to Greece for her third novel, The Thread, and in 2014, she published The Sunrise, a turbulent family saga set in Cyprus after the Turkish invasion of 1974. Her most recent novel, Those Who Are Loved, is published in May 2019. Her books have been translated into more than 30 languages.