Paxos Festival

Bruce Clark

Bruce Clark worked as an international-news journalist for more than 40 years, with postings in Paris, Athens, Moscow and Washington DC.
Born in Northern Ireland in 1958 and educated at Cambridge University, he has always had a strong interest in the ancient and modern history of Greece. His book, Twice A Stranger, an account of the Lausanne Convention on Population Exchange and its consequences, won the Runciman Prize in 2007.
In October 2021, he published Athens: City of Wisdom, a narrative history of the city from prehistoric times to the present day.
Between 1982 and 1986 he was the first expatriate correspondent posted to Greece by Reuters. He later made many reporting trips to Greece for the Financial Times and the Economist. He has been an active participant in the environmental initiatives of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
In September 2022 he was awarded the Golden Cross of the Order of Phoenix for services to Greek culture and history.