Patrick Leigh Fermor in Greece” with Artemis Cooper and Ben Downing

Co-presented by The New York Review of Books and the Onassis Cultural Center NY.

Artemis Cooper, the biographer of Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor and author of Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure, and the travel writer and poet Ben Downing will discuss Leigh Fermor’s colorful life as a writer, solider, and adventurer. The conversation will focus on his long career in Greece, and topics will include his 1935 stay on Mount Athos; his explorations of the Rhodope Mountains, Thrace, and Athens; his experience during World War Two (particularly those in occupied Crete and involving the capture of General Kreipe); and his life in Hydra in the house Nicos Kiriacou Ghika.

Admission is free. Reservations begin October 22 and can be made by calling 212.486.8314 or at For more information, visit the Onassis Cultural Center’s website.

The New York Public Library
476 5th Ave,
New York, NY