Vassilis Vassilikos (Greek: Βασίλης Βασιλικός, born 18 November 1934) is a Greek writer and diplomat.
Since 1996, he has served as Greece's ambassador to UNESCO.
As an author, Vassilikos has been highly prolific and widely-translated. He has published more than 100 books, including novels, plays and poetry. His best-known work is the political novel Z (1967) (English language ISBN 0-394-72990-0 or ISBN 0-941423-50-6), which has been translated into thirty-two languages and was the basis of the award-winning film Z directed by Costa-Gavras (with music by Mikis Theodorakis). It also inspired the Indian film 'Shanghai' which released to critical acclaim.
Vassilikos and his late wife Demitria ("Mimí") were friends with the American poet James Merrill; the death of Mimí serves as a critical late plot turn in Merrill's epic poem, The Changing Light at Sandover (1982).
In the United States, Vassilikos has long been associated with and published by Seven Stories Press.
- The Monarch
- And Dreams Are Dreams
- The Photographs
- The Plant, the Well, the Angel
- The Coroner's Assistant
- The Harpoon Gun
- The Few Things I Know About Glafkos Thrassakis
- The Photographs, tr. M. Edwards (1971; repr. 1972)
- The Plant, The Well, The Angel A Trilogy, tr. E. Keeley, M. Keeley (1964)
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