The Vigor of Brazilian Literature
Nilma Dominique hosts a special session at the Boston Book Fair
The Boston Book Festival
Saturday, October 24 at 4:00 pm
Boston Common Carver, 40 Trinity Place
The session marks the world premiere of the English version of an anthology bringing together more than twenty of the best representatives of Brazil’s diverse literature. Three of them will be on stage. A diplomat and Harvard-trained lawyer, Alexandre Vidal Porto is a representative of Brazil’s new urban school of fiction. He wrote Sergio Y., recipient of the Paraná Literary Prize, to be published in the United States in 2016. In 2009, Nuno Ramos received Brazil’s most prestigious literary prize, the Portugal Telecom Literature Award, with the book Ó. Luisa Geisler was awarded the 2010 Sesc Prize for Literature for her debut book Contos de Mentira and was featured in Granta’s special issue on Best Young Brazilian Writers.
Nilma Dominique, the coordinator of MIT’s Portuguese Language Program, will host the session. During the event there will be a pocket show by Brazilian musician Flavio Lira. Anthology and session (held in English) sponsored by Pessoa magazine, with support from MIT (MIT-Brazil Program) and Boston University.
Presented by Boston Book Festival, with support of MIT-Brazil (MISTI)