Vassilis Alexakis is an award-winning Greek author, self-translator, cartoonist, journalist, and film director who writes in both Greek (his mother tongue) and French. He has published fourteen novels, one autobiographical text, short story collections, and drawings. Alexakis’s humor, his self-translating writing practices, as well as his dual cultural belonging (Greek and French) are the trademarks of an

œuvre which has been grappling with questions of identity, belonging, and loss since the beginning of his literary career in 1974. In 2012, he was awarded the Prix de la langue française

[French Language Prize]in recognition of the scope of his literary work to date. Since his writings so directly promote cultural diversity, in 2003 he was awarded the

Prix Édouard Glissant

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Citation: Bessy, Marianne. "Vassilis Alexakis". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 January 2013 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13144, accessed 13 April 2024.]

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