Zahos Hadjifotiou

Zahos Hadjifotiou

Zahos Hadjifotiou was born in Athens in the picturesque district of Plaka. He lived, as he himself often says, in a town resembling a theatrical setting. Zahos Hadjifotiou is a Greek best-selling author who met success from his first book. He has written dozens of books, many of them translated into foreign languages. All his books are best sellers. Zahos' Recent Book The Middle East Affairs recounts Zahos' adventures in legendary events of WWII (siege of Tobruk, battles of El Alamein and Rimini), with all its tragedy and specific details, exactly as they were experienced by the writer. All stories are true and based on the author’s experiences, not based on descriptions as are used by many war historian authors. At the same time, it is a vivid depiction of the cosmopolitan and aristocratic urban environments of Alexandria, Cairo, and Beirut during those turbulent years when death was highly probable and people tried to enjoy life to the fullest. Zahos Hadjifotiou is a remarkable and fearless individual who lived life to the fullest, fighting in battles as fiercely as he loved, partied, and enjoyed life. His Bio At the age of seventeen, just out of school and right after the Germans occupied Greece in 1941, he fled to the Middle East and fought in Tobruk, El Alamein, and with the Rimini Brigade in Italy. After the war, he got involved for a while with the family business but later left for Paris, where he lived for several years. On his return to Greece, he took up journalism as a columnist in most of the prominent daily newspapers. He is the prolific author of fourteen books, some of which made record sales. He is also the author of verses put to music by distinguished popular musicians, has written plays for the theater, and has translated and adapted theatrical plays that were staged with success. He has worked for twenty-three years on television and became famous for his daily five-minute political humor talk show. He has traveled extensively, has taken part in car rallies, and always was and still very much is a ladies', man. He was deputy mayor of Athens. Today, at the age of ninety-something, he appears on many television talk shows and still drives fast cars... Images: 20 Years Belvedere Magazine, 2016 (The edition includes a special section on Zahos Hadjifotiou)
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