Author, Cultural Radio and TV Host
Yorgos Archimandritis is an author, cultural radio producer and journalist. He was appointed cultural ambassador for the French presidency of the European Union in 2008. He was awarded the honor of Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2010 and an Officier in 2019 by the French government. In 2021, he was appointed cultural ambassador of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Paris.
He is the co-author of “Word by Word” with former first lady of France Danielle Mitterrand and author of “Mikis Theodorakis by Himself” on Greece’s most famous composer and “Théo Angelopoulos: The Time Suspended,” a conversation book with the Palme d’Or-winning film director. He also co-authored “Melina: A Star in America” on the international career of Greek actress Melina Mercouri and “Yannis Behrakis: With the Eyes of the Soul,” a conversation book with the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist.
His cultural radio documentaries are produced and broadcast by France Culture, as well as RTS in Switzerland. His interviews with major cultural figures have been published in Le Monde and French magazines Le Point and L’Obs, as well as Greek magazines Blue and Mancode.
Mr. Archimandritis has a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Paris-Sorbonne University.