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Loukis Akritas was born in Morphou in 1909 as Louikas Hadjiyiannakou. He took the pen name Louis Akritas later, when he became a journalist. He initially worked as a teacher but then moved to Athens where, after some difficulty, as described in his autobiographical novel Νέος με καλάς συστάσεις (Young Man Seeks Position: Good References), he got a job as a journalist, eventually becoming an editor and publisher of his own paper. He later became a member of the Greek parliament and worked as the under-secretary of education under George Papandreou. He died in London in 1965, following an operation.
Loukis Akritas (scroll down)
Λουκής Ακρίτας (in Greek)
1935 Νέος με καλάς συστάσεις (Young Man Seeks Position: Good References)
1936 Ο κάμπος