The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

Events - 2017

Lecture: A Conversation about Literature and Intervention

João Tordo, Portuguese Writer

Wednesday, April  5, 2017 - 5:00 pm
Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture (LARTS 212), UMass Dartmouth

Are all welcome! Free and Open to the Public

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João Tordo, Portuguese Writer
João Tordo, Portuguese Writer

The Department of Portuguese and The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture present:

A Conversation about Literature and Intervention *
Joao Tordo, Portuguese Writer

Date: April  5, 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture (LARTS 212)

Are all welcome! Free and Open to the Public.

Bio
João Tordo was born in Lisbon in 1975. He graduated in philosophy and studied journalism and creative writing in London and New York.

In 2009, he received the prestigious Jose Saramago Literary Prize with the novel As Três Vidas. In 2011, he was shortlisted for the Portugal Telecom Prize in Brazil with the same novel. He has also been shortlisted for the prestigious Fernando Namora Literary prize (2011, 2012, 2015, 2016), Best Novel by the Portuguese Authors' Society (2011, 2015) and the European Literary Award (2012). He will publish his tenth novel in April 2017.

His books are translated in several languages and countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Hungary or Brazil. He also works as a screenwriter, teaches creative writing workshops, and occasionally plays the double bass.

For more information: Prof. Victor Mendes: vmendes@umassd.edu - www.umassd.edu/portgrad

* This lecture will be in Portuguese. Light refreshments will be served . Please use Parking Lot 1

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