José Luís Peixoto: Reading and Talk

Location: Conklin 455

BEST-SELLING AND AWARD-WINNING PORTUGUESE NOVELIST

José Luís Peixoto is one of Portugal’s most acclaimed and best-selling novelists. His first novel Nenhum Olhar (The Implacable Order of Things) won the José Saramago Literary Award, granted every two years for the best novel written in all Portuguese-speaking countries. In 2010 Peixoto published the novel Livro, which won the literary award Libro d’Europa in Italy and was short-listed for the Femina Award in France. In 2012 he published Dentro do Segredo, Uma Viagem na Coreia do Norte (Inside the Secret, A Journey in North Korea) his first work of non-fiction. In 2016 his novel Galveias won the literary award Prémio Oceanos, granted to the best novel published in all Portuguese-speaking countries. Peixoto’s poetry and short stories have appeared in a great number of anthologies in dozens of languages. All his novels have been internationally acclaimed and, so far, have been translated into more than 30 languages.

Books will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served.