And Other Stories has been reading selected books from Portugal and Lusophone Africa twice a year – listening to our network of eminent translators and readers for tips. Will these authors be ‘the next’ José Saramago or António Lobo Antunes?
This time we are reading: O Livro (The Book) by José Luís Peixoto, Um céu demasiado azul (A Sky too Blue) by Francisco José Viegas and O Amor É Fodido (Love is Fucked Up) by Miguel Esteves Cardoso.
Join us in reading these books. You don’t need to read Portuguese as we have English extracts in most cases. Add your comments to the author pages and we’d love to see you at our London meet-up. Thanks to your discussion online or in person, one or more of these books might make it into English. The main thing for now is the pleasure of a good discussion about some hotly tipped books.
How it works
- Extracts in English are being added to this website where possible – see the relevant author’s page. You can order the titles online or in person at the European Bookshop (London) and other good bookshops. If you have trouble finding a title we may have a copy in the office – simply email email@example.com stating which book you would like to read.
- Read the excerpts, then comment online via the author pages.
- Come to a meet-up in London to discuss what has been read. You can be sure of a lively, well-informed discussion.
1 May – 19 July 2012
Thursday 19th July, 6:30 – 8 pm; Canning House, 2 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PJ
and after 8pm socialising in the Star Tavern, 6 Belgrave Mews, SWIX 8HT. (Food served until 9pm.)