Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Nick Gage, aka Nikos Gatzoyiannis is the President of the World League of Epirotes. He is a Greek American author and investigative journalist.
He is famous for two books of autobiographical memoirs Eleni and A Place for Us. The first describes the life of his family in Greece during the Second World War and Greek Civil War. The second relates their experiences as immigrants in 1950s America in the city of Worceste, Massachusetts.
In 1985 his story Eleni was made into a feature film starring John Malkovich as Gage.
Gage also worked as an Investigative Reporter for a number of years. During this period he covered the mafia. After his work with the mafia, he wrote a book, "The Mafia is not an Equal Opportunity Employer." The book covered the origin of the mafia and a history of the American mafia until 1970. It has since been revised and is now called "Mafia, USA."
He is also credited as an executive producer of Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather III. Mr. Gage is a recipient of The International Center in New York's Award of Excellence.
The Panepirotic Federation of Australia has worked closely with Mr Gage over many years in its campaign to alleviate the plight of the Greeks in Northern Epirus. In March 2008, he visited Melbourne and the Federation held lengthy consultations with him in order to ensure closer ties and collaboration with Epirote bodies throughout the world, as well as to obtain gleanings of his sage advice.

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