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A truncated and unformatted biographical extract follows:Jim Sakkas was born on the Greek Island of Lefkas and came to Australia with his family at the age of seven. He grew up in Melbourne, studied Arts at Monash University and later studied for a Diploma of Education at La Trobe University. From 1980 Sakkas taught English to adult migrants.
In 1987 he won the Australian/Vogel Literary Award with Ilias, the story of Ilias, a migrant from Greece who arrived in Melbourne in the 1920s seeking financial security far from home. This novel, subsequently pu....
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