By Bejay Browne
AN award-winning writer is launching his third novel at Technopolis cultural centre in Paphos next week.
‘Odd One Out’ by South African born Greek Cypriot, Paul Lambis, is a celebration of individuality.
“Nobody remembers mediocrity. Embrace your weirdness and change the world,” he told the Sunday Mail.
Lambis’ book encourages readers to escape judgement and discrimination and learn to value a unique perspective.
‘Odd One Out’ is penned in the style of a diary that includes binges, setbacks, explosive outbursts and ultimate success. Individual and separate stories end up being interlinked as the book progresses with Lambis’ self-deprecating narrative.
“Speaking your mind to the point of everyone else feeling uncomfortable about how blunt and honest you are, is not a bad thing. Sometimes people need to hear the harsh truth. You don’t feel restricted or held back by anything, and honesty will then become your best policy,” he said.
Lambis is also a screenwriter, playwright and director and studied at the Johannesburg Art Foundation. He currently lives in Paphos.
After surviving a near-fatal car accident in 2008, Lambis was spurred on to follow his aspiration to become a writer and went on to publish his autobiography ‘Where is Home? – A Journey of Hilarious Contrasts’.
He has also written, produced and performed a one-man stand-up comedy based on the book.
Lambis has also written, produced and directed theatrical productions including: ‘74’ and ‘Melina: The Last Greek Goddess’. Other plays by Lambis include: Taj Mahal, Evagora, Volare, The Madness of Marilyn, Onassis: The Final Hour and Divorced, Beheaded, Died; Divorced, Beheaded, Survived.
The ‘Odd one out’ book launch will take place on Wednesday, June 27 at 7.30pm at Technopolis Cultural Centre in Paphos.
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