Books  |  Jul 23, 2020

Victoria Hislop Awarded Honorary Greek Citizenship

Greece’s President Katerini Sakellaropoulou has signed an honorary naturalisation order allowing the Victoria Hislop to claim Greek citizenship.

Under Greek law, honorary naturalisation may be granted to people “who have provided exceptional services to the country or whose naturalisation serves the public interest.”

Hislop, who is author of many bestselling novels set in Greece, is awarded the honour for promoting modern Greek history and culture - including that of the island of Spinalonga, the setting of her million-copy bestselling debut novel, The Island.