Reading period: 1 October – 14 December

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Portuguese reading group, winter 2012

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.

We think we’ve got something for everyone this time, as they say: a contemporary novel everyone is talking about by João Ricardo Pedro; a very readable epic in verse by one of Portugal’s most acclaimed writers, Gonçalo M. Tavares; a modern classic by José Cardoso Pires.

Do 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 talk about some hotly tipped books. Click on the Authors tab below for more details:

How it works:

  1. 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 bookshops. If you have trouble finding a title we may have a copy in the office. Do email saying which book you would like to read.
  2. Read the excerpts, then comment online via the author pages.
  3. Come to a meet-up in London to discuss what has been read (or organise your own elsewhere!). You can be sure of a lively, well-informed discussion.

Reading period:

1 October – 14 December


14th December, 6:30 – 8 pm at Canning House, 2 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PJ.

Then from 8pm, we will be socialising in the Star Tavern, 6 Belgrave Mews, SWIX 8HT.

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