The Australia Council for the Arts wishes to
acknowledge the passing of award-winning poet Dimitris Tsaloumas and express
its deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
Born in Greece in 1921, Mr Tsaloumas migrated
to Australia in 1952 due to political persecution, and didn't start writing again
He wrote in Greek and English, with his first
English selection, The Observatory,
translated by Philip Grundy, being published in 1983. Since then eight
collections have been published in English and three more in Greek and English.
He won a National Book Council award for The Observatory and was a recipient of the
Patrick White award, and the Australia Council’s Writers’ Emeritus Award in
To read more about Dimitris Tsaloumas, go to:
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