Petros Markaris

© Regine Mosimann, Diogenes Verlag
© Regine Mosimann, Diogenes Verlag
Petros Markaris

Readings

Balkan Blues

Tekirdağ Anadolu Lisesi
29.03.2010, 10:00

Tekirdağ Namık Kemal Üniversitesi
Ziraat Fakültesi Konferans Salonu
29.03.2010, 14:00

Tekirdağ Namık Kemal Anadolu Lisesi
30.03.2010, 10:00

Tekirdağ Namık Kemal İl Halk Kütüphanesi
30.03.2010, 14:00


Biography

Petros Markaris was born in Istanbul in 1937. His father sent him to Vienna to study economics, but once the young student was far from home he did as he pleased: he began to write. Petros Markaris is a playwright, creator of a television series, co-author of the filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos and translator of many German dramatists, including Brecht and Goethe. Markaris’ books have been translated into 14 languages. His detective novels, featuring Commissioner Kostas Charitos, are especially popular. Petros Markaris lives in Athens.

Balkan Blues

Commissioner Charitos would have preferred to be out on the streets celebrating the European soccer championship along with the rest of Athens, but he’s needed elsewhere. Crises are breaking out everywhere. And even a police commissioner like Charitos can’t take care of everything at once. Most of the characters in these nine stories have to take care of things themselves — in their own way. They come from the Balkans, and they’re in search of a better life; they’re looking for work, money and a bit of happiness. But hardly any of them dare to dream of finding a new homeland.