Man Most Intimate

Alberto Manguel and João Reis

Man Most Intimate

Alberto Manguel and João Reis

7:00pm

Monday, September 25, 2023

Studio Theatre

60 mins

The short novel can have the most intense impact on the reader as every word carries significant weight and meaning. Portuguese writer and translator João Reis discusses The Devastation of Silence (translated by Adrian Minckley) and the story of a Portuguese prisoner of war struggling to find meaning amongst hardship, and someone to hear his story. Internationally acclaimed anthologist, translator, essayist, novelist and editor Alberto Manguel is also an astonishingly prolific bestselling author. His 2023 output includes two novellas, A Return and The Overdiscriminating Lover, both of which explore the passions and possibilities, moments and memories that shape and drive a man’s life.

Moderated by Martha Batiz.

Presented with support from Consulado Geral de Portugal em Toronto.

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This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation

How to attend

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

The short novel can have the most intense impact on the reader as every word carries significant weight and meaning. Portuguese writer and translator João Reis discusses The Devastation of Silence (translated by Adrian Minckley) and the story of a Portuguese prisoner of war struggling to find meaning amongst hardship, and someone to hear his story. Internationally acclaimed anthologist, translator, essayist, novelist and editor Alberto Manguel is also an astonishingly prolific bestselling author. His 2023 output includes two novellas, A Return and The Overdiscriminating Lover, both of which explore the passions and possibilities, moments and memories that shape and drive a man’s life.

Moderated by Martha Batiz.

Presented with support from Consulado Geral de Portugal em Toronto.

Consulado Geral de Portugal em Toronto LOGO

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation

Featured Authors

Alberto Manguel is an Argentinian-Canadian writer, translator, editor and critic, born in 1948. He has published novels and non-fiction, including With Borges, A History of Reading and (with Gianni Guadalupi) The Dictionary of Imaginary Places. He has received numerous awards, among others the Guggenheim in 2004, Commander of the Order of Arts & Letters from France in 2014, the Gutenberg Prize 2018 and Officer of the Order of Canada 2018. He is doctor honoris causa of the universities of Ottawa and York, Liège, Cambridge Anglo Ruskin and Poitiers. Until August of 2018 he was the director of the National Library of Argentina. He is now the director of the Centro de Estudos da História da Leitura.

Read more about Alberto Manguel

João Reis (1985) is a Portuguese writer and literary translator. His books are published in Portugal, the USA, Brazil, Serbia and Georgia. He writes both in Portuguese and English. The Translator's Bride was his first work to be translated into English, and his novel Bedraggling Grandma with Russian Snow was longlisted for the 2022 Dublin Literary Award. He's also the author of The Devastation of Silence (longlisted for Prémio Oceanos 2019), Quando Servi Gil Vicente (shortlisted for Prémio Fernando Namora 2020), Se com Pétalas ou Ossos (2021), Cadernos da Água (2022) and An Atavic Fear of Hailstorms (2023).

Read more about João Reis

7:00pm

Monday, September 25, 2023

Studio Theatre

60 mins

How to attend

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

What to read

The Devastation of Silence by ,
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