Alexandros Papadiamantis

Revered as the "Dostoyevsky of Greece" and the "Saint of Greek literature," writer Alexandros Papadiamantis (1851-1911) was born on the island of Skiathos to a Greek Orthodox priest and his wife. A man of faith and of the common people with little regard for money or the opinions of literary critics, he first achieved popular success with serialized adventure novels such as THE MERCHANTS OF NATIONS. He would go on to receive critical recognition for his short stories and establish his place as one of the most venerated authors in modern Greece. 

The Merchants of Nations
By Alexandros Papadiamantis