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Brazilian Literature at Paris' Salon du Livre

Events, NewsZoe PerryComment

Brazil is the country of honor at this year's Salon du Livre in Paris, which gets underway in just two days, on Friday, March 20. Brazil is sending a delegation of 48 authors, including:

Adauto Novaes, Adriana Lisboa, Adriana Lunardi, Affonso Romano de Sant’Anna, Alberto Mussa, Ana Maria Machado, Ana Miranda , Ana Paula Maia, Angela-Lago, Antônio Torres, Bernardo Carvalho, Betty Milan, Betty Mindlin, Bosco Brasil, Carola Saavedra, Conceição Evaristo, Cristovão Tezza, Daniel Galera, Daniel Munduruku, Davi Kopenawa, Edney Silvestre, Edyr Augusto, Fabio Moon, Fernanda Torres, Fernando Morais, Ferréz, João Anzanello Carrascoza, Leonardo Boff, Lu Menezes, Luiz Ruffato, Marcelino Freire, Marcello Quintanilla, Marina Colasanti, Michel Laub, Milton Hatoum, Nélida Piñon, Paloma Vidal, Patrícia Melo, Paulo Coelho, Paulo Lins, Ricardo Aleixo, Rodrigo Ciríaco, Roger Mello, Ronaldo Correia de Brito, S. Lobo, Sérgio Rodrigues, Sergio Roveri e Tatiana Salem Levy.

This is a pretty decent list, in my opinion, with writers representing various genres, styles, ages, ethnicities and experience. Details on all events and programming involving the Brazilian delegations is available here. I'm bummed I wasn't able to make it, but if you're in the area, it's sure to be an exciting event.

And, in celebration of the fair, Brazil's National Library Foundation is putting out a special edition of their Machado de Assis magazine, with sample translations in English, Spanish or French (mostly English) of texts by 22 Brazilian writers, to be launched in Paris. One sample was translated by moi. You can download the entire issue, or individual texts, here. Authors include:

Veronica Stigger, Alexandre Staut, Antonio Vieira, Bernardo Ajzenberg, Carlos Henrique Schroeder, Christiane Tassis, Eliana Cardoso, Estevão Azevedo, Eugenia Zerbini, Flávio Cafiero, Helena Gomes, Henriqueta Lisboa, João Alphonsus, João Anzanello Carrascoza, José Roberto Torero and Marcus Aurelius Pimenta, Luciana Hidalgo, Silviano Santiago, Sérgio Tavares, Rodrigo Garcia Lopes, Noemi Jaffe, Miguel Sanches Neto, and Mércia Maria Leitão e Neide Duarte