Ιωάννης Πάππος, o Έλληνας που κατέκτησε τη Νέα Υόρκη με το πρώτο του βιβλίο–HuffPost

Ο πρωταγωνιστής του Hotel Living, του πρώτου βιβλίου του Iωάννη Πάππου που κυκλοφόρησε από τον εκδοτικό οίκο Harper Collins στην Αμερική τον Ιούνιο που μας πέρασε, ονομάζεται Στάθης Ράκης. H διαδρομή του Στάθη είναι ιλιγγιώδης: Από το Τρίκερι του Πηλίου βρίσκεται πρώτα στο Πανεπιστήμιο του Stanford, μετά σε ένα business school στη Γαλλία, και μετά ξανά στην Αμερική ζώντας από πόλη σε πόλη και ξενοδοχείο σε ξενοδοχείο δουλεύοντας ως σύμβουλος επιχειρήσεων και βουλιάζοντας σε μια ηδονιστική κάπως εφιαλτική καθημερινότητα.Read More

Ιωάννης Πάππος: O άνθρωπος που έβλεπε τα ξενοδοχεία να περνούν–Andro.gr

Το πρώτο του βιβλίο, το «Hotel Living», έγινε εκδοτική επιτυχία στις ΗΠΑ. Από κει, μίλησε στην Ιλεάνα Σεραφειμάκη για τον ήρωά του, την Αμερική, το Πήλιο και τη σχιζοφρένεια να περνάς τη ζωή σου στα ξενοδοχεία. Μαζί, μια αποκλειστική προδημοσίευση του βιβλίου του στα ελληνικά.Read More

Ιωάννης Πάππος: “Ζηλεύω λίγο τα παιδιά που μεγαλώνουν τώρα στην Ελλάδα, σε ένα μηδενισμό που τα τρέφει να τον ξεγελάσουν”

Το πρώτο μυθιστόρημα του Ιωάννη Πάππου, HOTEL LIVING, (HarperCollins 2015), κυκλοφόρησε φέτος στην Αμερικη και απέσπασε ενθουσιώδεις κριτικές από κορυφαίους συγγραφείς και κριτικούς. Πρόκειται για μια ιλιγγιώδη περιδίνηση στα έγκατα και τα αποκορυφώματα της υπαρξιακής παραζάλης ενός μετανάστη καθώς η αφήγηση ακολουθεί τις διαδρομές του στις διάφορες λεωφόρους, αλλά και παρακαμπτήριους, του Αμερικανικού ονείρου. Έχοντας μεγαλώσει στην Ελλάδα, ενώ σήμερα ζει και εργάζεται στην Νέα Υόρκη, ένας πολλά υποσχόμενος συγγραφέας μιλάει στον Παναγιώτη Χατζηστεφάνου αποκλειστικά για το Νόστιμον Ήμαρ.Read More

Ioannis Pappos, author of ‘Hotel Living’–F MARTINI

I read HOTEL LIVING literally in two nights, staying up till the crack of dawn, as I found it impossible to put down. The characters and plot were so raw, authentic, contemporary and passionate that kept me reading in an obsessive manner– eager to move on from one chapter to another. I was also looking for clues in the story from the author’s real life, who I have the privilledge to know. I met Ioannis Pappos through a mutual friend, in NYC some years. So, as soon as I finished reading HOTEL LIVING, I reached out to him and asked for a brief Q & A, wanting some extra infos about his so captivating book.Read More

‘Hotel Living’, il caso letterario che ha conquistato New York–IL MESSAGGERO

Inchiodando e stigmatizzando malvagità e punti deboli che caratterizzano gli anni 2000, Ioannis Pappos, manager consulting a New York, suscita scalpore con il suo primo romanzo, Hotel Living, divenendo un vero caso letterario tra i circoli intellettuali newyorkesi. Il vincitore del Premio Pulitzer Michael Cunningham lo definisce «a great and terrible beauty of a book» dove la bellezza del libro è al contempo terribile e bella, e paragona Pappos a F. Scott Fitzgerald. Edmund White scorge invece un moderno Anthony Trollope e il regista Ira Sachs lo descrive come incrocio tra The Wolf of Wall Street e Edith Wharton. - di Verdiana GarauRead More

Son büyük partinin hikâyesi ‘Hotel Living’–Istanbul Art News

Yunan yazar Ioannis Pappos’un İngilizce kaleme aldığı ve 2015 yılında HarperCollins tarafından basılan ilk romanı “Hotel Living”, bir göç hikâyesini anlatıyor. Daha doğrusu, bitmeyen bir hareketi, yeni bir ev ararken, evsizleşmeyi, yurtsuzlaşmayı yazıyor Pappos. Bu “yurtsuzluğun” otel odalarında başkahramanı Stathis konaklıyor. Stathis, kendi tabiriyle, “birinci sınıf” bir evsiz. Yıllarını şirketinin ona ayarladığı otel odalarında geçiriyor...Read More

Exclusive Excerpt from Ioannis Pappos’ Harrowing Debut Novel, ‘Hotel Living’–BlackBook

Set between 9/11 and the Financial collapse of 2008, Ioannis Pappos’ debut novel, Hotel Living, paints a portrait of privilege and aspiration in a time of turmoil. The author studies identity, loneliness and human connections through Greek protagonist Stathis Rakis’ story, outlining a lifestyle of unsatisfactory, uninhibited indulgence—that can range from substances to insider trading—in an world that views Rakis as a perpetual outsider—”too foreign to be one of them, too cynical to turn back.”Read More

Ο Έλληνας ψαράς που το βιβλίο του ταρακούνησε τη Νέα Υόρκη–ToraTora

Στο «Μεγάλο Μήλο» όλοι μιλάνε για τον Ιωάννης Πάππο και το πρώτο του μυθιστόρημα. Αν το διαβάσεις, θα καταλάβεις το γιατί. Αν τον γνωρίσεις, αποκλείεται να μην θες να το διαβάσεις.Read More

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Leading a double life between management consulting and writing, IOANNIS PAPPOS got literary praise for his first novel, HOTEL LIVING, by the likes of Michael Cunningham, Edmund White and Anthony Swofford. While he works on his second novel, DROWNING ZEUS, he still lives in hotels—as consultants do—but calls Manhattan his home.Read More

It’s Either Sadness or Euphoria… Book Review: ‘Hotel Living’

Having spent the majority of my career working in the nonprofit field, it's hard for me to fathom the unbelievable excesses that those in the business world took advantage of in the mid-2000s, until the economy tanked. It sounds similar to the "greed is good" philosophy that pervaded the 1980s, and much as during that era, those who rose the highest often fell the hardest.Read More

“Example of thrilling storytelling with universal appeal” — Entertainment Weekly

"Management Consulting has never been so sexy as in this take of a glamorous Greek businessman whose life of hookups and drugs comes crushing down amid the 2008 financial crisis."Read More

Ιωάννης Πάππος: «Ζούμε σε μια Gotham Νέα Υόρκη» — BHMAgazino

Ο συγγραφέας που ζει στη Νέα Υόρκη και μόλις εξέδωσε το πρώτο βιβλίο του στα αγγλικά, με τίτλο «Hotel Living», ανοίγει το σπίτι του στο Γκρίνουιτς Βίλατζ και μιλάει για τη ζωή στα ξενοδοχεία, για την Αμερική μετά την οικονομική κρίση και για τις σεξουαλικές ταμπέλεςRead More

Book Review: Hotel Living by Ioannis Pappos — SPEAR’S Magazine

Anthony Haden-Guest reviews a neo-Flemingesque depiction of a very 21st century world of business and leisure.Read More

Sex, Drugs and the Greek Economy — THE FIX

When you do drugs, things change. You acquire a tolerance for the fact that almost nothing turns out as planned.Read More

‘Hotel Living’ by Ioannis Pappos — LAMBDA LITERARY

Management consultants don’t exactly sound like the kind of people that would make for interesting summer reading: they evoke thoughts of boardrooms, airport lounges, expense accounts, and the kind of asshole with whom not many people would want to spend time.Read More

Ήθελα το κείμενο να είναι σκληρό, σαν τον χαρακτήρα του ήρωα – Book Press

Πόσο δυνατή ιστορία και συναρπαστικούς χαρακτήρες χρειάζεται ένα βιβλίο πρωτοεμφανιζόμενου συγγραφέα για να καταφέρει να πείσει έναν μεγάλο αμερικανό εκδότη να του το εκδώσει;Read More

First Class And Homeless – LITERARY HUB

“I spent what seemed to many people I knew an eccentric amount of time in Honolulu, the particular aspect of which lent me the illusion that I could any minute order from room service a revisionist theory of my own history, garnished with a Vanda orchid.” –Joan Didion, The White AlbumRead More

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Cocaine Nightmare: ‘Hotel Living’ by Ioannis Pappos — Vol. 1 Brooklyn

Nothing succeeds like excess in fiction — excess, and the inevitable downfall it foreshadows. You realize that all the sexual escapades and expensive art that Joris-Karl Huysmans’s dandy protagonist in À rebours racks up won’t fill the massive void in his soul.Read More

18 of the Best New Books in June — PASTE MAGAZINE

From K.T. Medina’s thriller set in the killing fields of Cambodia to Aziz Ansari’s musings on romance in the 21st Century, this month’s new releases will have you cowering under the covers one minute and belly laughing the next. We’ve rounded up the 18 books we were the most excited to read, including 14 novels and four nonfiction titles from a diverse group of genres.Read More

Stooping with ‘Hotel Living’ Author Ioannis Pappos – The Pappas Post

In his debut novel Hotel Living, out today— Greek immigrant Ioannis Pappos presents a story of a smart Greek named Stathis who like many of his contemporaries, leaves a simple life behind in Greece for one of international finance, unique hotels, multi-million-dollar deals and fast sex.Read More

Long Flight Ahead? Try One Of These Summer Reads – Condé Nast Traveler

It doesn’t matter whether your idea of a summer vacation is lounging beachside in Wailea or people-watching in the Piazza San Marco: Either way, you’ll want a good book.Read More

Μία ιστορία αγάπης στα 00s, που είναι σαν τα 80s με αναβολικά – Popaganda.gr

Ο Ioannis Pappos έγραψε το πρώτο του βιβλίο, Hotel Living, σαν μια αντίδραση στην κρίση μέσης ηλικίας που πέρασε. Και τώρα που βλέπει συγγραφείς που θαυμάζει να τον συγκρίνουν ακόμη και με τον F. Scott Fitzgerald, δεν μπορεί παρά να νιώθει ευγνώμων.Read More

Beach Reads: 10 New Books for Relaxation on the Sand – FrontiersMedia

This quick read rivals The Wolf of Wall Street in its provocative tale of excess—luxe hotels, insider trading, physical altercations and casual sex abound. The author, in this debut novel, is writing from his own experience as a major player in the international finance industry, and lucky for us he made it out alive.Read More

Q&A with Ioannis Pappos, author of ‘Hotel Living’ – Book Culture

Hotel Living is the story of Stathis Rakis, who has abandoned his small Greek village for a more worldly life, first in San Francisco, where the dot-com bubble had already burst, and then in Paris, France, at a top business school.Read More

‘Hotel Living’ by Ioannis Pappos— Identity, Loneliness and the Human Connection

We do not often equate finance with the happenings of 9/ll but we cannot ignore the financial collapse in 2008. With that in mind, we meet Stathis Rakis who left his small Greek village for America and a more worldly life.Read More

Books – What’s Next Now – Next Magazine

Ioannis Pappos weaves a post-gay saga of financial and sexual excess on pre-recession Wall Street.Read More

Addicted to ‘Hotel Living’: An Interview With Novelist Ioannis Pappos — The Huffington Post

In his debut novel, Hotel Living (out on June 23), Ioannis Pappos, a Greek immigrant who mixes his life as a management consultant with his passion for writing, presents a world of testosterone and international finance.Read More

‘Hotel Living’ by Ioannis Pappos: A Review by Auguste Corteau

I would gladly be Stathis, hang around Stathis, sleep with Stathis – after all, reading his story, I feel I’ve lived with him through thick and thin, and known him as intimately as if he truly exists.Read More

Your Summer Syllabus — OUT Magazine

Six of the season's best reads—one for your every whimRead More

Summer Reading: ‘Hotel Living’ — OutTraveler

In this extract from his semi-autobiographical debut novel, Ioannis Pappos conjures a Los Angeles that is lethargic, narcotic, and lonely.Read More