Yannis Palaiologos

Reporter, Kathimerini

Yannis Palaiologos (b. 1979) is a features reporter for Kathimerini newspaper and the author of “The Thirteenth Labour of Hercules” (a book on the Greek crisis, published in September 2014 by Portobello Books in London; 2nd edition out this July). He is also a contributor to the op-ed page of The Wall Street Journal and to the websites of Time magazine and Politico Europe (and, in the past, of the American Prospect and the New Republic). Previously, between 2009-2012, he was the editor-in-chief of Free Sunday newspaper and between 2006-9 he was the special supplements editor of City Press newspaper. He is a 2015-6 Marshall Memorial fellow for Greece, and the the recipient of the Greek Citi journalistic excellence award (in 2012, the first time the competition was held in Greece). He has commented on Greek issues on the BBC, CNN, NPR, France24, Al-Jazeera, RT and other international outlets.

Outside journalism, he co-authored a play, “Mama Ellada2”, which ran from 2009-2010 in Athens. It was a satire about Greek corruption and the alienation of youth, which attracted strong reviews and widespread international attention, including from the BBC, a number of German media, the Economist and many others.

He was educated at Athens College and Oxford University, where he received a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (first class honours) and a B.Phil (postgraduate degree) in Philosophy.