Gringa Reads

And Other Stories Portuguese Reading Group, Fall/Winter 2013

EventsZoe Perry1 Comment

It's time for another And Other Stories Portuguese reading group! If you're not familiar with these, publisher And Other Stories promotes several reading groups throughout the year in various languages, which are a great way to see what's out there, spread the word about great untranslated books and engage in some friendly debate with fellow book lovers.

The three titles chosen this time are:

          • O Retorno (The Return), by Dulce Maria Cardoso
          • Viva México (Viva Mexico), by Alexandra Lucas Coelho
          • Agora e na Hora da Nossa Morte (Now and at the Hour of our Death), by Susana Moreira Marques.

All three are by Portuguese women, and for the first time the selections include non-fiction. Also, all these beautiful books are from the great independent publisher Tinta-da-China.

If you can't read Portuguese, don't despair: English sample translations are available on the website (the Viva México extract was done by yours truly). Read a beautiful blog post by Julia Sanches, who did the translation of Agora e na Hora da Nossa Morte,here.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 pm on Thursday December 5, 2013 in the Strand Building at King’s College, London. If you can't make the meeting, you can still read the books and comment, virtually participating via the website.

Find out more here: http://www.andotherstories.org/portuguese-autumn-2013/

See you there!