On Monday 28 November, at the Academy of Athens building, the award ceremony of the iconic London Hellenic Prize for 2022 took place. This year, in the 26 years of the institution’s history, the laureates are Greeks for the first time, although their work was written in English and first published abroad. The book is “The Greek Revolution – A Critical Dictionary” by Paschalis Kitromilides and Konstantinos Tsoukalas, published by Harvard University Press, the Greek edition of which is expected soon by the University Press of Crete. This is a great publication, which provides general and specific guidelines for scholars.

The award was presented by the Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic, Vassilis Papadopoulos. Last to speak was the academic Paschalis Kitromilides, who, together with Konstantinos Tsoukalas, managed to include in one edition the whole spirit of 1821 in articles. Among the earlier winners one also finds Mark Mazauer, Edmund Keeley, Alice Oswald and other great writers.