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The discussion will include readings of extracts in Portuguese and Swedish by both the writer and the translator, respectively.

José Luís Peixoto (1974) - Photo by Patrícia Santos Pinto
Photo by Patrícia Santos Pinto

About the writer:
José Luís Peixoto (1974) is one´s of Portugal most acclaimed contemporary writers. Has a degree in modern languages and literature from Universidade Nova in Lisbon. His vast work in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children's literature has received several Portuguese and international awards, such as the José Saramago Literary Award, Libro d' Europa and Oceanos Literature Award, and was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Femina Prize. His novels are translated in more than 30 languages.

About the translator:
Örjan Sjögren has been translating from Portuguese and English for more than two decades. Together with the translator Hanna Axén, he ran his own publishing house Boca. He has been an important introducer of new books and authors from Portuguese speaking countries such as António Lobo Antunes (Portugal) and Clarice Lispector (Brazil). In 2014, he was awarded the prize for Translation of the Year 2014 of Brazilian author Daniel Galeras (Med blod i skägget-Norstedts).

About the book:
"Peixoto’s first prose work Morreste-me/You Died on Me is a son’s painful soliloquy to his dead father.  A single, grieving chant emanating from the Alentejo’s dust, Peixoto’s first publication is full of penetrating long shadows cast by the white houses and the faces of their enduring inhabitants". 
Richard Simas

Organizer: Camões I.P. at Stockholm University, Vera Faias Fonseca de Carvalho, Camões I.P. Portuguese Lecturer, Romanska och klassiska institutionen - Cultural advisor at Embassy of Portugal
Contact: Vera.Fonseca@su.se

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