We are now on the lookout for more great books in the Portuguese language (or: Lusophone books, for the nerds), after having discovered Susana Moreira Marques’s incredible Now and at the Hour of Our Death in a previous Portuguese reading group. (It was discussed in our 2013 group. Although our reading groups tend to throw up strong disagreement about books, this book was universally adored. Thank goodness, because we love it!)
And Other Stories’ Stefan Tobler, the group’s US organiser Julia Sanches (who translated Now and at the Hour of Our Death) and UK organiser (and fellow translator) Rahul Bery are finalising the selection of books now after asking many translators for tips.
We hope you’ll join us in reading the books with us. Do get in touch and feel free to add your comments to the author pages. We’d also love to see you at our US or UK meet-ups too!
How it works
1. To read the whole book, you please order the books yourself from a shop or library. If you have trouble finding a title, we may be able to lend you a copy – email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put in touch with the organiser, letting us know where you live.
2. Read the books, then add your thoughts online on the author pages.
3. Come to a meet-up in the US or UK to discuss what we have read. You can be sure of lively, well informed discussion.
Where and when
July – September 2018
Meet-up dates to be confirmed.