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Name  Angelo Loukakis

Role  Author
Angelo Loukakis Browse Inside The Memory Of Tides by Angelo Loukakis

Books  For the patriarch, Houdini's Flight, The Memory of Tides, Who Do You Think You Are, Making a Difference: Reflectio

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Angelo Loukakis is an Australian author. He was born in Australia, attended Fort Street High School, studied English Literature at the University of New South Wales, and acquired a Dip. Ed. from Sydney Teachers College and a Doctorate in Creative Arts from the University of Technology, Sydney. He has worked as a teacher, editor, publisher and scriptwriter. Loukakis is the author of three novels: Messenger, The Memory of Tides, and Houdini's Flight; two collections of short stories, as well as non-fiction work, such as a children's book on Greeks in Australia, a book on ancestry based on the Australian version of the television series Who Do You Think You Are? and a travel book on Norfolk Island.

Loukakis’s parents came from the island of Crete, Greece and his novel, The Memory of Tides, which has as a backdrop the Battle of Crete, honours their generation. Of that novel he has said:

I wanted to show the extraordinary and positive relationships that were formed between Greeks and Aussies at a time of profound crisis. There were many instances of cross-cultural revelation during the Greek campaign. For humble, frightened village people an awakening and relief—they could scarcely believe that complete strangers would come from across the world to try to protect them from the Nazi tyrants. For Aussie boys, an awareness of a culture that had given birth to the very things they were fighting for—freedom and democracy.

His collection of short stories For the Patriarch received a prize in the 1981 NSW Premier's Awards and was set on the NSW HSC syllabus between 1986 and 2001. In 1980 his film, Dancing, was awarded a prize at the Melbourne Film Festival.

Loukakis was the founding Chair of the NSW Writers' Centre (1991).

Loukakis was the Executive Director of the Australian Society of Authors (2010-16).

References

Angelo Loukakis Wikipedia


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