Επίσημο Παράρτημα του PEN International στην Ελλάδα
Manolis Piblis was born in 1966 in Athens. He is a graduate of the Law School of the University of Athens. He worked as a book journalist for the newspaper “Ta Nea” for about 20 years, being responsible from 2011 until 2018 for the weekly book insert of the newspaper entitled¨ “Bibliodromiο”. Since 2019, he has been keeping an update on the publishing books in the Greek Parliament Channel,’’Vouli.’’ He had previously collaborated on a television show about the book, called “Books in the Box”, broadcasted by the Greek National Channel ‘’ERT’’.
He has been the Director of the Thessaloniki International Book Fair and responsible for the Greek book presence in Stands, at six foreign book exhibitions in which Greece participated. He had also previously worked (2010-2014) as a host and organizer of cultural events, in the series “Words and Thoughts” at the ONASSIS STEGI Foundation for Culture.
He has written short stories that have been included in collections. He has translated eight books, mainly novels, from French into Greek.
During his tenure at the ONASSIS STEGI Foundation for Culture and as the Director of the Thessaloniki International Book Fair, he has organized a number of events related to freedom of speech and press, the status of refugees and immigrants in our societies, with many population groups (women, foreigners, homosexuals, etc.) whose expression rights are often violated.
He has written several short stories that have been included in collections of well-known publishers.
Freedom of Speech Activities
Within the framework of the Thessaloniki International Book Fair we have organized a number of events that directly or indirectly address freedom of speech issues. E.g. we have organized a whole series of events entitled “Democracy in the 21st Century” which included issues such as the rise of the Far-Right politics and the weakening of democratic institutions (resulting in the infringement of the right to freedom of speech) internationally, while, we continue to organize events every year for the refugee experience where refugees speak for themselves, something rare in public space.
In the period between 2011-2014, he had been organizing similar events at ONASSIS STEGI Foundation for Culture.
Ėric Vuillard, Polis Editions,
Laure Marchant, Stereoma Editions,
François Roux , Polis Edotions
Ėmile Zola , Pikili Stoa Editions
Rachid Benzine, Metaixmio Editions
Yasmina Reza, Estia Editions,
Adonis & Dimitri Anali ( poetry) Livaniw Editions