Embassy of Portugal in Czech Republic

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

José Luis Peixoto at the Book World Prague 2017

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The Portuguese writer José Luis Peixoto will be present at the 23rd International Book Fair and Literary Festival Book World Prague 2017, which will take place between May 11 and 14.

During the event the author will introduce his book “Galeias”, which was recently translated to Czech, and also take part in three literary meetings with other renowned writers.

Friday 12. May 14h LAPIDARIUM - Meeting with Marc Pastor and José Luis Peixoto 
Marc Pastor, Spanish star of the crime novel, is a criminologist and culturally disperse explorer. José Luis Peixoto, one of the most important voices in contemporary Portugal, is a poet, playwright and novelist.
Svět knihy, s.r.o. a Kreativní město literatury Barcelona a Obidos
Simultaneously interpreted: Czech, Spanish

Friday, 19h DOX - A place, A hero 

Novels are not only about characters of flesh, blood and words. They also exist in a living space. In some novels, this is transformed into a literary space – “Genius Loci, Place in the Starring Role.” Speakers: Marc Pastor, José Luis Peixoto and Marek Toman. 
Svět knihy, s.r.o. a Kreativní město literatury Praha, Barcelona a Obidos
Simultaneously interpreted: Czech, English

Saturday, 19h DOX – the Most European of the Arts - The Novel

“One of Europe’s major failures is that it never understood the most European of the arts – the novel; neither its spirit, nor its great knowledge and discoveries, nor the autonomy of its history.” Milan Kundera. Speakers: Aleš Šteger, José Luis Peixoto and Goce Smilevski. Moderated by Guillaume Basset.
Svět knihy, s.r.o.,Óbidos City of Literature and Ljubljana City of Literature
Simultaneously interpreted: Czech, English

 

The writer won a UNESCO scholarship for a two-month artist-in-residence stay in Prague and is supported by the Embassy of Portugal and the Camões Institute in Prague.

More information at: www.sk2017.svetknihy.cz/en/ 

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