Renowned writer and journalist Bruce Clark in conversation with journalist Margarita Pournara, as part of the series “Asia Minor, the Baton of Memory”
The fourth guest of the series of events titled “Meetings with a View” is author and journalist Bruce Clark. Clark became known in Greece through his iconic book Twice a Stranger, which discusses the population exchange between Greece and Turkey and earned him the Runciman Prize. The Northern Irish author manages to describe the suffering of the uprooted Turks and Greeks with remarkable humanity and a balanced approach. At the same time, he is looking at the consequences of the Treaty of Lausanne, capturing how the decisions and visions of leaders change the lives of millions of people in the name of nationalism.
Knowledgeable in the Greek language, having lived and worked in Greece, and an experienced geopolitical analyst writing for prominent media and publications, Clark is a charismatic narrator, able to describe both the history of everyday people and the History of nations. Clark will be talking with Margarita Pournara about the period preceding and the period following the Asia Minor Disaster, seeing as the idea for a population exchange was first coined before World War I, the latter essentially postponing its implementation by several years.
The discussion will be in English; no interpretation will be provided.