Victoria Hislop, the award-winning British author, that promoted the history and culture of Greece with her work, realized, her dream was to acquire Greek citizenship. On September 17, at a ceremony held at the Ministry of Interior the oath taking took place there.
Excited, Victoria Hislop said she finally felt Greek. “It’s a very important day for me. I have loved Greece for many years. It’s not a secret. I love the people, the landscape, and the culture. This of course is not difficult. My love is more than that. The Important thing is to love the difficulties and problems, not just the beauty. And I, been here for many years, I love everything in Greece. My heart is here. In the future, I will continue to support Greece as much as I can.”
The oathtaking was done by the Secretary General of Citizenship, Athanasios Balerbas, the one who on behalf of the Ministry of Interior, offered a marble hand complex from the Benaki Museum.
A meeting with Prime Minister, Konstantinos Mitsotakis, followed with the President, Katerina Sakellaropoulou.
Victoria Hislop’s latest book “Those Who are Loved” is published by Psychogios publications, while the new one is expected to be released in December of the novel.