Internationally acclaimed and widely translated Greek author Vassilis Vassilikos died on Thursday at the age of 90.
According to Amna.gr, the award-winning Vassilikos was one of Greece’s most prolific authors, who graced his audiences with over 100 works of published literature, including novels, dramas, and poetry.
He was also a former MP and Ambassador of Greece to UNESCO.
Following his exile from Greece after the military junta takeover in 1967, Vassilikos mainly lived abroad until 1994, aside from the years between 1981-1984 when he returned to Greece to become the director of public broadcaster – ERT.
Vassilikos was best known for his political novel ‘Z’, which was translated into 32 languages and also later adapted to film, directed by Costas-Gavras.
Vassilikos is survived by his wife, Greek soprano, Vaso Papantoniou, and their daughter.