Jonathan Franzen’s first appearance in Greece at the Hellenic American Union

Internationally acclaimed American author Jonathan Franzen will be introducing himself to the Greek public for the first time in an open discussion with renowned journalist and writer Anastassis Vistonitis.

The event is organized by Psichogios Publications, the Hellenic American Union in cooperation with Hellenic American College (HAEC), and Public bookstores. The presentation will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into Greek.

Date and Venue

The event will take place on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015, at 19:30 in the Hellenic American Union Auditorium, at 22 Massalias Street, Athens.


Admission is free upon presentation of a seating ticket. Tickets are given out from 17:30 on the day of the lecture.

Short bio

Jonathan Franzen was born in Illinois in 1959 and raised in the suburbs of St. Louis. His writing talent was recognized as early as his first publication in 1988, but success and recognition came with his third novel, The Corrections. Franzen went on to win numerous awards, including the National Book Award. His books have often climbed to the top of the list of global bestsellers and in August 2010 he was featured on the cover of TIME Magazine as a "Great American Novelist". Critics around the globe along with millions of readers, including the President of the United States, consider Jonathan Franzen one of the most significant contemporary writers.

His novels The Twenty-Seventh City and Strong Motion are available in Greek by Psichogios Publications.

Photo: Jonathan Franzen