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Author: Novelist Gonçalo M. Tavares to lecture at Boston College – Conference

The Consulate General of Portugal in Boston, in partnership with Lisbon (Portugal) based Instituto Camões, is sponsoring a lecture by Portuguese novelist Gonçalo M. Tavares to take place at Boston College.

The event, open to the public, will be held in Gasson Hall, 206, October 18, Thursday, from 5 to 7 pm.

Tavares, a professor of epistemology at the University of Lisbon, will present the English translation of his latest book, The Neighborhood, from the original Portuguese titled, O Bairro. 

The book was translated by Roopanjali Roy, a Portuguese translator currently teaching Hindi and Indian culture at the Catholic University in Lisbon, Portugal.

Published by Texas Tech University Press,  the book has an introduction by author Philip Graham , a professor in the creative writing program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who also teaches in the low-residency MFA program of the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Gonçalo M. Tavares is the winner of numerous international awards, including the Brazilian Prêmio Portugal Telecom in 2007 for Jerusalém and the 2010 Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger for,Apprendre à prier à l’ère de la technique, (Aprender a Rezar na Era da Técnica / Learning to Pray in the Age of Technique). Read more >>


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