Authors José Luís Peixoto, Ana Filomena Amaral, Adélia Carvalho and André Letria are part of a Portuguese representation at the 6th Lima International Book Fair, in Peru, which starts on July 22 and will have Portugal as the guest country.
Portugal is the “guest of honor” at this edition of the Lima International Book Fair (FIL-Lima), which will have more than 140 pavilions and a program that exceeds 600 activities, according to a statement from the organization.
Book presentations, Portuguese lectures, round tables, recitals and concerts at the end of the day, namely Mexican and Brazilian music, complete the 17 days of the fair, which end on August 7th.
FIL-Lima will take place at Parque Próceres de la Independencia de Jesús María, in the Peruvian capital, where Portugal will have a special pavilion, according to a statement from the organization.
The Portuguese Embassy in Lima has 12 guests, including José Luís Peixoto, the participation indicated by the organization is articulated with the Portuguese Embassy in Lima and has 12 guests, as a “great representative of contemporary Portuguese literature”.
The Portuguese delegation also includes the authors Afonso Cruz, Adélia Carvalho and Ana Filomena Amaral. The author of “O Caçador de Desertos” and “Avintes, on the banks of the Douro” goes to Lima “to talk about History in Literature and how to narrate events”.
Illustrator André Letria, founder of Pato Lógico, is another national guest, as well as Carla Maia de Almeida, translator and journalist for Ler magazine, novelist and children’s storyteller David Machado, winner of the European Union Prize for Literature, in 2015.
Also participating in Portugal is Fernando Évora, author of short stories, fiction and historical novels, Jerónimo Pizarro, Colombian researcher, critic, editor and professor specializing in Portuguese expression, especially the poet Fernando Pessoa.
The program dedicated to Portugal also counts with the presence of Luís Novais, professor, writer, essayist and researcher of intercultural relations and cultural history, who directs the Chair of History of Portuguese Culture at the National Senior University of S. Marcos, in Peru, where he has lived since 2012.
From other Portuguese men of Portuguese, researcher Margarida Vale Gato, also a translator of authors such as Dickens, Poe, Twain and Jack Kerouac, between Lisbon, and the poet and essayist, who the poet and essayist has developed a work of dissemination of Latin American poetry, as well as the translation into Spanish, by Portuguese authors.
The Peruvian Book Chamber highlighted the numbers of certain activities: more than 600 activities, 204 of which were aimed at children and young people, the participation of 50 international guests, including more than 10 Portuguese, 17 music, dance and theater shows, more than 30 Portuguese in the field of Sciences, and the participation of nine embassies, namely that of Portugal.