“Literature is not some kind of political manifestation. Yes, of course as a writer you may have whatever ideology or political principles, or you may be left, right, or whatever, but here [in Greece] these people have their own personalities…. They are saying and they are doing a lot of things that I would not say or do myself, but that’s… why I am writing literature. I’m trying to be someone else.”

-Christos Ikonomou, The Nassau Literary Review