John Hayes retired in 1997 after a lifetime working in British secondary schools. Since then he and his wife have divided their lives between the small North Devon town of Torrington and the village of Neohori in southern Greece's Mani peninsula.
His first book, Greco Files: a Brit's-Eye View of Greece was published by Matador in September 2021. It is part memoir and part commentary and traces the ups and downs he and his wife experience as they fashion a new chapter in their lives in a Greek village as the 21st century unfolds.
John made a presentation at the Mani Lit Fest in Stoupa, Messinia, Greece on Saturday afternoon, October 2nd. He outlined his writing and publishing journey and read excerpts from Greco Files