Modern Greek writer Makis Tsitas, whose award-winning novel, God is My Witness has just been published in Croatian by OceanMore from Zagreb, will be Booksa’s guest on Thursday, October 13 at 7 pm.
God is My Witness is a satirical and humorous novel in which the author presents the figure of a middle-aged anti-hero Hristovalántis, an idle loser who lives with his father and sisters, dreaming of new employment and a boss, the final payment of the loan, and especially of a good and honest woman. Thanks to the author’s skill and sense of humour, the character has become the prototype of the European loser of the 21st century ― a symbol of the majority which in great economic crisis remained on the injured side.
Makis Tsitas was born in 1971 in the Greek city Yiannitsa. He studied journalism in Thessaloniki and worked on the radio. He has published several collections of short stories, illustrated book for adults and sixteen children’s books. His short stories have been translated into German, Spanish, English, Hebrew, Swedish and Finnish. He was awarded the European Prize for Literature in 2014 for his novel God is My Witness, which was translated into ten languages. Makis Tsitas lives in Athens and leads diastixo.gr, literary and cultural web portal.
The book editor Neven Vulić, translator Irena Gavranović Lukšić and literary critic Dragan Jurak will present the novel and discuss with the writer. The book will be available on the spot at a promotional price with 20% discount. Everyone’s invited!