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May 14, 2010

Award winning Greek-Australian writer plans to raise issue of Elgin Marbles with the Queen

Posted at 1:04 pm in British Museum, Elgin Marbles

Greek-Australian writer Christos Tsiolkas has won the Commonwealth Writers Prize. When he meets the Queen, he says that he plans to ask her to return the Parthenon Sculptures.

While the Queen has not got the power to return the Parthenon Sculptures, her endorsement of campaigns for their return would carry a lot of wait. I wish him luck & look forward to hearing what the response was.

Global Greek World

Monday, March 22, 2010
Global Greeks: Greek Australian Award Winning Writer Christos Tsiolkas – “I Will Ask the Queen to Return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece…”

Christos Tsiolkas is ‘one of Australia’s pre-eminent contemporary novelists’ (The Age).

Born, raised and educated in Melbourne where he continues to live, Christos is one of our Global Greek Writers and one of twelve of Australia’s best writers who recently came together at Melbourne Town Hall for a night of celebration and reflection, sharing the common and different experiences that define Australia’s past and present, to mark the opening of Australia’s newest cultural institution, The Wheeler Centre.
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