British playwright Mark Kenny
Saturday 29 September 2018 -
11:00 to 16:00
National Library of Greece, Athens

In partnership with EUNIC (European Union National Institutes of Culture) we’re organising our fifth annual European Literary Walk and invite you meet a number of up-and-coming and established writers from all over Europe:

Renowned writers will read extracts from their work and take part in a discussion with the public at an open event taking place on the brand new state-of-the-art premises of the National Library of Greece.

As part of this year’s European Literary Walk and in collaboration with Patakis Publications, we have invited the British playwright Mike Kenny (Top Ten Living UK Playwrights, Independent), who will read extracts from Boy with a Suitcase. The reading will be followed by a discussion with the writer and actress Xenia Kalogeropoulou, along with a book signing:

The writers taking part in this year’s European Literary Walk (in order of appearance) are:

  • Susanne Gregor (Austrian Embassy)
  • Mike Kenny (British Council)
  • Kyriakos Margaritis (House of Cyprus)
  • Juan Jacinto Muñoz Rengel (Instituto Cervantes)
  • Véronique Ovaldé (French Institute)
  • Joachim Sartorius (Goethe-Institut Athen)
  • Piotr Socha (Embassy of Poland)
  • Ole Robert Sunde (Embassy of Norway)

The event will be hosted and moderated by Alex Kavdas, founder of

Admission is free and simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

About Mike Kenny

Mike Kenny is one of the UK's leading playwrights. He specialises in theatre for families. He was included in the Independent on Sunday’s list of Top Ten Living UK Playwrights and his plays are performed regularly throughout the UK and all over the world.

Recent productions include original plays Random Selfies (Ovalhouse) and The Messenger (Barnstorm, Ireland), as well as new adaptations of Solace of the Road (Derby Theatre), Wind in the Willows (York Theatre Royal), The Boy Who Cried Wolf (Tutti Frutti) and Edmund the Learned Pig (The Royal Exchange).

His adaptation of The Railway Children won an Olivier Award. In 2012 he created a new version of the York Mystery Plays and has since created the large-scale, site-sensitive community play Blood and Chocolate. His new version of Rapunzel represented Britain at the World Congress of Children’s Theatre in Warsaw, Poland.


For further information, please contact Maria Papaioannou:

Telephone 210 369 2336

The event is part of Athens 2018 World Book Capital.