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Speaker: Professor Kypros Nicolaides, Doctor of Medicine and Professor at King’s College London,

Co-organised with King’s Centre for Hellenic Studies and held at the Spiti tis Kyprou, Athens (Xenophontos St. 2A & Amalias Ave.).

The award of the Niki Marangou Translation Prize will also be announced on this occasion.

The Niki Marangou Prize was first established in 2016 to honour the memory of the inspirational Cypriot poet, novelist, and painter Niki Marangou, who died in 2013. From 2019 onwards, the prize has been awarded annually for a literary translation from Modern Greek into English of extracts from the work of Niki Marangou.

 Niki Marangou (1948-2013) was born in Limassol, Cyprus, but part of her family hailed from Famagusta. She was an acclaimed writer and painter. She studied sociology in West Berlin from 1965 to 1970. After graduating, she worked as a dramaturge at the State Theatre of Cyprus. Marangou published books of prose, poetry, and children’s fairy tales, and she held seven exhibitions of her work in painting. She won numerous prizes, including the 1998 C.P. Cavafy Prize for Poetry and the 2006 Athens Academy Poetry Award for her collection Divan. She was a member of the Hellenic Authors Society and the Cyprus Writers Association. From 1980 to 2007, she was the director of the Kochlias Bookshop in Nicosia. Marangou died in a car accident in Egypt in 2013.

The Annual Niki Marangou Translation Prize

For more information in context, please see the Centre for Hellenic Studies page (tabs ‘Awards’ and ‘Activity’).

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Professor of Fetal Medicine

Gonda Van Steen

Koraes Chair of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature. Director, Centre for Hellenic Studies

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