Commander of the Karteria. Honoured in Greece. Unknown at Home.
Hard on the heels of the announcement that Maurice’s book had been accepted for the Runciman Prize comes the announcement that it is also now under consideration for the Criticos Prize!
This prestigious prize was originally conceived by John D. Criticos, a ship owner and businessman who spent most of his professional life in London, and was a respected and popular member of the London-Greek community since the 1950s. Inspired by the ideals of the Hellenic culture and appreciative of the best commercial and cultural traditions of British society, he committed himself to charitable causes and to the promotion of Anglo-Hellenic understanding in a number of significant ways.
The short list is likely to be announced in April 2012, and even the publicity obtained from being shortlisted will have a dramatic effect on sales.