New book by João Tordo announced for April

The journalist and (script-) writer João Tordo (Lisbon, 1975) recently left his old publisher Publicações D. Quixote (LeYa group) to join Alfaguara, a Spanish publishing house that created a branch in Portugal five years ago. The new work will be called Biografia involuntária dos amantes [The lovers’ involuntary biography]  and Tordo considers it his most accomplished so far. According to the Spanish daily ABC the story is likely to be set in the Galician towns of Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra and Rianxo. Tordo’s other novels are O Livro dos Homens Sem Luz [The book of the men without light, 2004] Hotel Memória [Memory Hotel, 2007], As Três Vidas [The three lives, 2009, José Saramago award], O Bom Inverno [The good winter, 2010], Anatomia dos Mártires [The martyrs’ anatomy, 2011] and O Ano Sabático [The sabbatical, 2013]. Some of his novels have been translated into French and Italian, but neither into Spanish (neighboring country) nor into English (language in which Tordo was educated in London and New York).

Sources: iOnline (Portugal) Feb. 4, 2014, ABC (Spain) Aug. 31, 2013, Wikipedia (Portuguese)

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