Talking about Greece and The House on Paradise Street with Mariella Frostrup on Radio 4’s Open Book. Listen after 11 mins To listen click HERE
Interview with Zeinab Badawi on BBC World and BBC 4 on Thursday 16th March, to discuss an author’s view of the Greek crisis.
Sofka Zinovieff Monday, 5 March, 2012 http://www.untitledbooks.com/blog/2012/03/the-tides-of-old-wars.html Sofka Zinovieff’s novel The House on Paradise Street is an epic tale of modern Greece from the Second World War to the current financial crisis. She ponders the topicality of historical events. It took me twenty-five years of loving Greece before I dared write a novel about it. I have lived in Athens for a decade, I speak Greek with my husband, our children are bilingual and there is a hard-won Greek citizen’s ID card in my wallet. I cross back and forth... Read The Rest →
An interview on ERT World’s Odyssey, with Dora Anagnostopoulou, to discuss The House on Paradise Street on 29th February 2012. s » click here to view the clip (view after 6th minute)
Five-minute Memoir: Sofka Zinovieff recalls the day she became a real Greek http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/fiveminute-memoir-sofka-zinovieff-recalls-the-day-she-became-a-real-greek-7299183.html
Suggestions that the Acropolis be sold off have not been taken kindly. The venom coming from Germany has appalled people. Read the whole article on The Independent.
Radio Gorgeous, Interview with Sofka Zinovieff about her books and the publication of The House on Paradise Street. March 2012
Listen to Sofka’s interview by clicking here.
Only after Sofka, my Russian grandmother, died and I read her diary was I inspired to write about her. Naturally, I already knew that she led a remarkable life – the princess whose existence was shattered by revolution and yet who grew up to become a British Communist. I was named after her, and when I was young I would go to stay with her and her partner, Jack, in their remote stone cottage on Bodmin Moor. She would show me the old photo albums, starting with... Read The Rest →