Snippet: March 18-23, Madeira Literary Festival

Event: IV. Festival Literário da Madeira (Madeira Literary Festival)

Place: Funchal, Madeira

Discussions by more than 30 Portuguese authors on topics such as the state of Portuguese literature, the 40th anniversary of the end of dictatorship (April 25, 1974, “Carnation Revolution” – Wikipedia, BBC), the identity of a country “hostage” to international financial entities, and the PALOP countries’ [African countries whose official language is Portuguese] literature’s influence on that identity. Among the participating authors are Luís Rufatto (from Brazil), Irene Flusner Pimentel, Gonçalo M. Tavares, Ricardo Araújo Pereira, Miguel Real, Nuno Lobo Antunes, Valério Romão, Alexandra Lucas Coelho, Jorge Sousa Braga, Manuel Jorge Marmelo, Carlos Quiroga (Galiza), Diogo Vaz Pinto, and Vasco Rato.

More information: official website

Source: Diário de Notícias (paywall), March 18, 2014

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