My Sordid Past: Philippa Rees Interviews Me

Explains everything then, Nicholas!

Nicholas C. Rossis

Author Philippa Rees has interviewed me for her fascinating blog, Careless Talk– the blog of things related to her book, Involution-An Odyssey. Unusually enough, she was interested not in my writing, but in the life that lies behind it. The interview was great fun, so I though I’d share one of its highlights here. You can read the rest on Philippa’s blog.

Can you give a sketch of your origins; family, growing up, where? Please include an impression of the atmosphere of your childhood home.

Well, I was born in Athens, Greece. I’m an only child, although I’m told it doesn’t show. I grew up in Dionysus – a mountainous region outside of Athens. My parents moved us there because the land was inexpensive. Then, they slowly built a rather larger house than what we needed. We lived on the top floor at first, while the rest of the…

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