«Escape from Amorgos», is the new documentary by Stelios Kouloglou based on my book «The Amorgos Conspiracy». The documentary was first presented in 17th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival in March. Here is the trailer: Escape from Amorgos – Kouloglou – Trailer
Last August in the Mediterrranean Quarterly I predicted “The only way out of the double bind may be for Greece to consider leaving (the Eurozone.) That is not the same as saying that it should leave. Just the fact that it is considering an alternative will affect the course that Greece is on, and may in fact induce changes […]
In Greece’s negotiations with the eurozone, the man to watch is Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank, not Tsipras or Merkel. Even if Greece should default on a payment to the creditors, it still cannot be expelled from the eurozone. The only way that could happen would be if its banks failed, and […]
George Mylonas, who escaped from detention on Amorgos under the junta, remained a prisoner of his ideology. By refusing to join a coalition of national unity under former Prime Minister Karamanlis, he gave up an opportunity to help Greece shake free of the Junta five years early because he was afraid to be criticized by […]
In the era of digitisation, literature cannot be a follower of the technological (r)evolution. Thus, Elias Kulukundis has published his first two books, The Feasts of memory and The Amorgos conspiracy, for e-readers. You can now enjoy reading while on the move, no matter the weight you can carry with you and the place you are […]
Coming of age is the first journey into the reality of grownups. But not everyone has a “normal” way of entering this brave, new world. First passage, in the tradition of J. D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye or Philip Roth’s Goodbye, Columbus, is a memoir about a train wreck that the hero never saw until […]
The online platform GreekTV.com recently presented the short documentary «The Amorgos Conspiracy: A true story of escape from the military junta», directed by the video-journalist Nikolia Apostolou. The mini doc is written and produced by Elias Kulukundis and it is based on the book under the same name. The «Amorgos Conspiracy» is the true story […]
We are happy to announce that the film ‘Return to Amorgos’ will open the 1st Syros International Film Festival, on August 6. Elias Kulukundis returns to the island of Amorgos for the first time in 44 years. He revisits the scenes where the true story of The Amorgos Conspiracy took place, and shares memories of that critical summer and autumn […]
On the 30th of June 2013, Elias Kulukundis was interviewed by Vassilis Vougiatzis of Funkhaus Europa. In the Greek show «Elliniko Randevou» Elias talked about his book «The Amorgos Conspiracy» which has been recently published in English. Elias commented on the true story of the book and on the historical incidents of the era giving further […]
The English edition of «The Amorgos Conspiracy» is now available in all Elefteroudakis Bookstores. The photo is from the window of the bookstore at 15, Panepistimiou Str, Greece. Learn How to buy The Amorgos Conspiracy.
The printing of the English edition of «The Amorgos Cospiracy» has just finished. The book is published in English by Eleftheroudakis Publishing. It will soon be available in the bookstores. In the photo below: Elias Kulukundis and Sofika Eleftheroudaki in Sofika’s office, Thursday, June 13, 2013 while making the final arrangements for the book distribution.
Elias Kulukundis returns to Amorgos in March 2013, for the first time in 44 years after the escape, for the shooting of the documentary featured in the program «Reportage without Borders». It was then when he decided to make his own shooting named «Return to Amorgos» in order to retrace the steps of his first visit to […]