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Vassilis Alexakis

Vassilis Alexakis was born in Athens in 1943 and spent his childhood on the island of Santorini. In 1961 he received a scholarship to study abroad and went to France. He enrolled in journalism school in Lille with the intent of somehow making his living as a writer. In 1964 he returned to Greece to do his military service. Three years later, the coup d'etat and the installation of the military regime forced him into exile. He returned to France, this time to Paris. His first novel, Le sandwich,...See more