About the event

Paulo Scott’s an extended tour of the UK and US has just finished. He launched one of the most compelling, complex and gripping novels to come out of Brazil in a long time: the Machado de Assis Prize-winning Nowhere People. (If you missed news of this in time, please do sign up to our newsletter on our homepage to be kept updated.)


‘Paulo Scott is one of the best novelists of his generation and is going to surprise us in the future. Of all the novels of the last five years, I really love Nowhere People. It is one hell of a book.’ João Gilberto Noll, Posfácio


Paulo Scott at Edinburgh International Literature Festival

Paulo Scott is in conversation with Joseph Boyden in a discussion chaired by Paulo Scott’s translator, Daniel Hahn.

Thursday 21 August, 3:30 – 4:30pm, Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre


Tickets: £7 (£5 cons). Available from the Edinburgh International Literature Festival web-site.


Interview with Monocle 24 Radio

Tuesday 26th August, 6.40pm

Listen live here.


Paulo Scott in Conversation with João Gilberto Noll

Paulo Scott will be in conversation with another of Brazil’s most respected authors, João Gilberto Noll, about Brazilian contemporary literature, short stories, and social/cultural issues, including readings in both Portuguese and English.

‘Paulo Scott is one of the best novelists of his generation and is going to surprise us in the future. Of all the novels of the last five years, I really love Nowhere People. It is one hell of a book.’ João Gilberto Noll, interviewed by Posfácio magazine.

Wednesday 24 September, 6:30 – 9pm, Embassy of Brazil, 14-16 Cockspur Street, London, SW1Y 5BL



London Review Bookshop Event

Friday 26th September, 7pm, London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Pl, London WC1A 2JL



Marlborough Literature Festival

Paulo Scott will be taking part in a three-way conversation about writing, translation and Nowhere People and And Other Stories, with And Other Stories publisher Stefan Tobler and translator, Daniel Hahn.


Tickets available here.

Saturday 27th September, 4:15 – 5:15pm, The Merchant’s House, 132 High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1HN

Talk at the Idea Store in Whitechapel

Wednesday 1st October, 6-7.30pm, Conference Room, 321 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1BU


Art Is Just A Word Event in Oxford

Paulo will be introduced by author James Attlee before taking the floor and discussing his work and Brazilian literature and culture.

Thursday 2 October, 7:30 – 8:30pm, The Quarterhorse, 76 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1JB

Details here.


FlipSide Festival (3 – 5 October)

Paulo Scott is in conversation with Lionel Shriver: Two writers not afraid to tackle tricky subjects. Saturday 4 October, 5:00 – 6:15pm, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh


Tickets: Available from the FlipSide Festival website.




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