A selection of extracts from works by contemporary Greek authors and, more specifically, of authors who are members of the Hellenic Authors' Society.
The writers whose works appear are not presented as representatives of a national literature. Rather, the anthology has as its aim to provide the writers anthologized with a platform on which they may converse with and stand beside their international counterparts. It is also intended to bring the work of these writers to the attention of foreign publishers and agents and, as such, will be regularly updated and expanded in future volumes.
Βy means of this anthology, we wish to show that, despite the unavoidable comparison with its glorious past, despite the lack of currency of its language, despite its fringe position as a political and economic power, contemporary Greece possesses, nevertheless, a notable literary output and significant writers who are engaged in a cultural dialogue with their international counterparts, and who bring their individual contributions to that dialogue on the basis of their own perceptions, sensitivity, experiences and traditions. We consider that Greek writers today deserve a place on the international stage by virtue of being good writers and not simply as representatives of an "exotic literature". (David Connolly)