Book presentation & Writing workshop by the author Manina Zoumboulaki

20 November 2022

MOHA Research Center and the Papadopoulos Publications presented Manina Zoumboulakis’ new book The Mountain of Girls, in an event that took place in Imaret on Sunday, November 20th, 2022, at 19:00. Starting with her historical novel, the author also offered a short writing workshop, dedicated to aspiring writers and people who want to learn how the creative process of writing works.

The Mountain of Girls, the twelfth novel (and seventeenth book) by Manina Zoumboulaki takes place in Pangaeo, on the shores of Nestos and in the wild countryside of Turkish-occupied Eastern Macedonia in 1836. Two women, who survived the Exodus of Messolonghi, transform a forgotten ancient fortress and abandoned monastery into a shelter for girls that they rescue from slave markets.

Manina Zoumboulaki was born and raised in Kavala. She now lives in Athens. She studied Art History and Physical Education in America. From the beginning of the 80s until today, she writes in the press. She has translated several books and worked in radio as a producer. She has also written screenplays for film and television. Her books How to WriteHappinessZipperInvisible GirlsSomething You Are Hiding from MeListen to MeDon’t Be AfraidThe [almost] Diary of an 82-Year-Old Woman and Air on Her Face have been published by the Papadopoulos Publications.