Apostolos Doxiadis

Australia, 1953

Apostolos Doxiadis is a world-famous writer, scholar and thinker. He grew up in Athens, studied mathematics at Columbia and at the École pratique des hautes études in Paris. His first publications earned him a loyal following at home, but it was his novel Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture (2000), translated into many languages, which received international acclaim and made him into a much-loved European author. His graphic novel Logicomix (2009), about the historical quest for the foundations of mathematics, became a worldwide bestseller. Additionally, Doxiadis focuses on the relationship between mathematics and narrative techniques; in 2013, he co-edited with Barry Mazur Circles Disturbed. The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative on this topic.


Greek author Apostolos Doxiadis speaks frankly about the severe crisis Greece is facing in 2015.


Apostolos Doxiadis: “For me the battle for Europe is fought in Greece against anti-European populists.” © Dolph Cantrijn