New book of poetry called Return Home

August 17th, 2020|Categories: Launchings|

José Luís Peixoto // Between the months of March and June, during the quarantine, José Luís Peixoto wrote a book of poetry called Return Home ("Regresso a Casa"), published or forthcoming at Quetzal (Portugal), Dublinense (Brazil), Cuadrivio (Mexico), and soon at La Bella Varsovia (Spain). > [...]

FIL Prize in Romance Languages 2020

September 29th, 2020|Categories: Awards|

Lídia Jorge // The International Book Fair (FIL) of Guadalajara has granted the renowned FIL Prize in Romance Languages 2020 to the Portuguese author Lídia Jorge "because of the magnitude of her work, which portrays the way in which human beings face the great events of [...]

Critics Awards 2019

September 27th, 2020|Categories: Awards|

Unai Elorriaga // Unai Elorriaga has won the Critics Awards 2019 in the Basque language for his novel Iturria. The prize is awarded annually by the Spanish Association of Literary Critics (AECL). > deia.eus

Longlisted for Femina Prize 2020

September 16th, 2020|Categories: Nominations|

Dulce Maria Cardoso // Eliete – A Normal Life (“Eliete - A vida normal”) by Dulce Maria Cardoso is longlisted for the prestigious French FeminaLiterary Prize 2020. The winner will be announced in October. > portugalinews.eu > lefigaro.fr

Forgotten We’ll Be Film Premiere

September 7th, 2020|Categories: Bestselling Titles, Selections|

Héctor Abad Faciolince // This year’s San Sebastian Film Festival closed with the international premiere of the Colombian filmmaker Fernando Trueba’s Forgotten We’ll Be, out of competition. Adapted from Héctor Abad Faciolince’s homonymous bestselling novel El olvido que seremos, the film is a Cannes 2020 selection, [...]

Nocilla Dream shortlisted in Sweden

September 6th, 2020|Categories: Nominations|

Agustín Fernández Mallo // Nocilla Dream by Agustín Fernández Mallo has been shortlisted for the Kulturhuset Stadsteatern International Literary Prize 2020. The award honors both writer and translator. The total prize sum of 150.000 SEK (approx. 14.500 Euro) is equally shared between the recipients. The winners [...]

CNN TV series Africa Avant-Garde

July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Participations|

José Eduardo Agualusa // CNN International has included José Eduardo Agualusa in its TV series Africa Avant-Garde. For this special episode they're featuring novelists, poets and playwrights that explore literature as an art form for expressing ideas. > edition.cnn.com

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