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Jim Sakkas Jim Sakkas i(A11959 works by) (a.k.a. Dimitris Sakkas)
Born: Established: 1954
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1961
Heritage: Greek
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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 published in 1988, speaks to Anglo-Saxon Australians by giving a voice to pre-war migrants. Sakkas's second novel Stella's Place was published in 1998.

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