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Bernardo Carvalho: Brazil’s Contemporary Joseph Conrad

Bernardo Carvalho’s recent books are published by Companhia das Letras (photo by Adriana Vichi)

Journalist, adventurer, curiosity seeker, novelist Brazilian readers took notice of Bernardo Carvalho’s talent in the 1980s, on the pages of the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper — in which the Rio de Janeiro – born writer […] Read More

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“Machado” Lit Mag to Launch at Frankfurt to Promote Brazilian Writers Abroad

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Machado, a new literary magazine, will be launched at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Published in English and Spanish, it aims to promote new, young Brazilian writers abroad.  Read More

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R$200,000 São Paulo Literary Award Shortlist Announced

Premio Sao Paulo Literatura 2011

The Prêmio São Paulo de Literatura (São Paulo Literary Award) may be relatively new, but it is already among the most prestigious book prizes in Brazil. Established by São Paulo State’s Secretary of Culture four […] Read More

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19th Century Brazilian Novel is Among Woody Allen’s Favorites

Machado de Assis Posthumous Memoirs

A Brazilian novel written by Machado de Assis in the 19th century is among filmmaker and comic-writer Woody Allen’s top five favorite books. The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas (as translated by Oxford University Press […] Read More

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Grants Available for Brazilian Translations

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The Brazilian government offers grants for publishers who want to translate and publish Brazilian literature. Last year, the Literature Translation Grant program offered over US$ 200,000 in grants, ranging from US$ 2,500 to US$ 7,000. […] Read More

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