Interview, Athens Insider magazine

AN EPIC TALE OF LOVE AND LOSS 03 MAY 2012   After two successful books, Eurydice Street: A Place in Athens and Red Princess: A Revolutionary Life, Sofka Zinovieff makes a triumphant foray into the realm of fiction with the riveting story of a young mother caught up in the tides of the Greek Civil War in her new book, The House on Paradise Street. After reading the book in one sitting, Sudha Nair-Iliades speaks to Sofka Zinovieff at her beautiful apartment in Vouliagmeni overlooking the Saronic Bay. Sofka, what... Read The Rest →

Odyssey Magazine. “History in her DNA”   Vivienne Nilan   May/June 2012 Sofka Zinovieff channels her fascination with Greece and its recent past through fiction in her continuing quest to understand its present.   Recent history haunts Greece with a corrosive legacy of war, occupation, civil war, and dictatorship that is etched into the collective psyche. The past and its abiding hold on the present drives Sofka Zinovieff’s debut novel, The House on Paradise Street, published in March 2012 by Short Books.   Zinovieff fell in love with Greece as a postgraduate researcher in the... Read The Rest →

The English Athenian – interview in Neos Kosmos

The English Athenian Sofka Zinovieff’s new novel The House on Paradise Street passionately describes how Greece’s past inevitably shaped its present. 20 Aug 2012 MICHAEL SWEET         Sofka Zinovieff at Calcot Manor in Gloucestershire. PHOTO: MICHAEL SWEET   It’s in a quintessentially English setting, far-removed from her home overlooking Vouliagmeni Bay in Athens that I’ve arranged to meet Sofka Zinovieff. In the UK to promote her new book, the author who has lived in Greece for more than a decade, is the VIP guest at a literary event... Read The Rest →

New Style – Interview on Russian ancestry, childhood and more in London-based Russian magazine           Sofka Zinovieff is descended from Catherine the Great   By Elena Ragozhina   Sofka Zinovieff is a journalist and author of Red Princess: A Revolutionary Life and The House on Paradise Street. A detailed description of Sofka Zinovieff’s family history would take hundreds of pages. Her ancestors include Prince Yury Dolgorouky and Catherine the Great. Red Princess retells the life of her grandmother who was also called Sofka. As a child, Princess Sofka Dolgoroukaya played with the heirs of Tsar Nicholas II, and her relatives served at his court. Her family... Read The Rest →

TVXS Interview in Greek – Συνέντευξη στα Ελληνικά     Τότε, ξεκίνησα να μαθαίνω την Ελληνική Ιστορία… Της Σόφκα Ζινοβιέφ  23 Μάιος 2012 | Κρυσταλία Πατούλη     Χρειάζεται να πάω πολύ πίσω, τότε που ήμουν ακόμη φοιτήτρια…” η συγγραφέας Σόφκα Ζινοβιέφ, αφηγείται στηνΚρυσταλία Πατούλη, βήμα βήμα, την δημιουργική εμπειρία -από την έμπνευση μέχρι το τυπογραφείο- της συγγραφής του βιβλίου με τίτλο: Το σπίτι στην οδό Παραδείσου, ένα μυθιστόρημα, το οποίο βασίζεται στα σημαντικότερα γεγονότα που έχουν σημαδέψει τη Νεώτερη Ιστορία της Ελλάδας.     …Είχα σπουδάσει Κοινωνική Ανθρωπολογία στο Cambridge και μετά αποφάσισα τυχαία να ξεκινήσω ένα διδακτορικό σχετικά με την ελληνική... Read The Rest →

Readers’ Questions and Author’s Answers for Gransnet Book Club

Sofka Zinovieff Q&A The House on Paradise Street was our book club pick for April 2012. Author Sofka Zinovieff – a Brit married to a Greek and bringing up her children in Athens, who previously wrote a non-fiction about her Russian grandmother – answered our questions about the book. Q: I really enjoyed The House On Paradise Street. My question is: do you think the wartime period and the postwar history of Greece is still reverberating through the current crisis – and if so, how? Fabgranny A: Thank you very much. Yes,... Read The Rest →

Book of Greek Modern History to Be Read on Daily BBC Show

Greek Europe Reporter By Areti Kotseli on April 17, 2012 Every night starting April 16, millions of listeners of BBC-Radio 4 across the world will be listening to a Greek novel. Two actors will be reading abstracts from Sofka Zinovieff’s novel “The House on Paradise Street” for 15 minutes every night for two weeks. The novel, which was published in England in early March, explores the long and tragic legacy of the Greek Civil War through a gripping story set in contemporary Athens. When Maud’s Greek husband Nikitas dies in a mysterious... Read The Rest →

News 247 Paradise Street and the BBC (Greek)   Κάθε βράδυ από σήμερα Δευτέρα 16 Απιλίου, εκατομμύρια ακροατών του ΒΒC-Radio 4 σε όλον το κόσμο, θα ακούνε ένα ελληνικό μυθιστόρημα. Στην πασίγνωστη εκπομπή “Book at Bedtime”, δύο ηθοποιοί θα διαβάζουν για δύο εβδομάδες 15λεπτα αποσπάσματα από το βιβλίο της Sofka Zinovieff, “The House on Paradise street” (“Tο σπίτι στην οδό Παραδείσου”- στην Ελλάδα κυκλοφορεί από τις εκδόσεις Ψυχογιός). Το βιβλίο που κυκλοφόρησε στην Αγγλία αρχές Μαρτίου, αναπαράγει με την μορφή μυθιστορήματος την σύγχρονη ιστορία της Ελλάδας, από τα Δεκεμβριανά του 44 τον εμφύλιο και την χούντα, μέχρι... Read The Rest →

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