José Eduardo Agualusa won today, in the literature category, the National Prize for Culture and Arts (PNCA), 2019 edition. The prize was awarded for all his works. According to the jury, throughout his career,"research, historical memory, dystopia, topicality, questioning, reflection and aesthetic sense go hand in hand, contributing to the projection of Angolan literature in the world." The jury also stated that the writer have been contributing "to the strengthening of citizenship and freedom of expression."
The brasilian book editor Tusquets published the short stories book "The elegant terrorist and other stories" by Mia Couto and Agualusa.
The book "The society of the involuntary dreamers" will be presented in Luanda on April 3, at Elinga Theater, at 6:30 p.m.
Mia Couto and Agualusa will be together at Elinga Theater in Luanda, on april the 6th, at 6 p.m. The conversation will be moderated by Michael Kegler.
On the 5th april three writers (Agualusa, Mia Couto and Cynthia Perez) participate in the Book Dash project in Luanda, creating 3 stories for kids. Those stories will be presented on the 6th April at the LAC backyard.
On April 2, the Goethe-Institut Angola, in partnership with the cultural collective Pés Descalços, organizes three free workshops at Lusíada University, one of which, "Writing based on dreams" will be taught by Agualusa.
The German version of "The Society of the Involuntary Dreamers" will be presented during
the Leipzig Book Fair which will be held from March 21 to 24; See agenda for details.
The Russian translation of "The General Theory of Oblivion" has just been published; the launch took place during the Book Fair in Moscow in early December.
Agualusa is one of the writers participating on the International Book Fair of Guadalajara, Mexico (24 november - 2 december).
Agualusa and Kalaf Epalanga will be on stage together during the Written Voices, part of the Festival Vodafone Paredes de Coura.
Agualusa is one of the guests of the brasilian cycle of conferences Fronteiras do Pensamento, which this year will debate "The world in disagreement: democracy and cultural wars". See agenda for details.
The Llibreter 2018 Prize for Other Literatures was awarded today by the Gremi de Llibreters from Barcelona to Agualusa for the novel "A General Theory of Oblivion". This book was published in Catalan under the title "Teoria general de l’oblit ".
Agualusa will participate on the Vida & Arte festival held in Fortaleza, Brazil, from the 21st to the 24th of this month.
"Paradise and other hells", a book of short stories, chronicles and essays, will be released in Portugal this month by Quetzal editors.
The Russian translation of The Queen Ginga is already on sale. The translation was published by the publisher Center of the book Rudomino with the title "Koroleva Ginga i to, kak afrikantsi sozdavali mir". The book was released in early November 2017.
The documentary Karingana, Licença para contar, with Maria Bethânia, Mia Couto e Agualusa, will be present at the Rio Film Festival the 6th october.
"General Theory of Oblivion" was voted number 1 by Weltempfänger, a list of the best books outside Europe and North America, prepared by LITPROM, a German non-profit association that brings together editors, journalists and literature professionals.
The novel A General Theory of the Oblivion won the Dublin International Literary Award 2017. The annual prize is awarded to a book published in english (original or translated) and it is shared between the writer and the translator, in this case Daniel Hahn. The books are nominated by public libraries around the world to be analyzed by an international jury. It is the first time that a book originally written in Portuguese wins the prize. Mia Couto was among the finalists this year with the book "Confessions of a Lioness", Lídia Jorge was a finalist in 2003 and José Saramago in 1996.
José Eduardo Agualusa will be at the Lisbon Book Fair on June 3, 4 and 15, at 3:30 p.m., at the Quetzal stand.
On June the 10th Agualusa will be the guest of Porto de Encontro, which will take place at the Almeida Garrett Municipal Library, in Porto.
On May 10th the House of Litterature in Oslo will launch the norwegian translation of "The theory of oblivion". Go to agenda for more details.
The portuguese book editor Quetzal will launch new editions of the books "The conspiracy", "Rainy season", "Shadow's catalog" and "My father's wives", first published in 1989, 1996, 2003 and 2007 respectively.
The book editor Quetzal launches in May the new novel "The society of the involuntary dreamers", which, according to the publisher it's "a political, satirical and fun fable that challenges and questions the nature of reality, while at the same time advocating the rehabilitation of the dream as an instrument of consciousness and transformation."
The book "General Theory of Oblivion" is one of the 10 novels shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award,the world’s most valuable annual literary award for a single work of fiction published in English. The winner will be announced on the June 21st.
The french translation of the book "A Rainha Ginga", "La Reine Ginga - et comment les Africains ont inventé le monde" wiil be published next april by the book editor Métailié,
Agualusa is one of the guests of the Passa porta literary festival that will be held in Brussels from 24th to 26th march.
Agualusa will be one of the guest writers of the Book Fair(y) in Istria, Croacia (1-11th december).
The theater play "An elegant tourist", written by Agualusa and Mia Couto, it´s on stage until december the 18Th at the Teatro da Comuna, in Lisbon.
On october 12th the brazilian singer Maria Bethânia and the writers Mia Couto and Agualusa will meet in Maputo, Mozambique,to talk about poetry in portuguese.
"The book "The queen Ginga", published in Brazil by the book editor Foz, is longlisted for the literary brazilian prize Oceanos.
Interview to Agualusa at Viva Maringa, in the Maringá International Literary Festival which runs from 13 to 18 of September.
Pirre Aderne just shared a video on his facebook page singing a first version of the song "Rio de tanto o ser", with lyrics from Agualusa.
The novel "Life in Heaven - novel for young people and other dreamers", published in Brazil in 2015 by the book publisher Melhoramentos, received the award Fundação Nacional do Livro Infantil e Juvenil 2016 in the category Portuguese Literature.
The winner will be announced on May 4. The prize is awarded by Three Percent, a resource for internbational literature at the University of Rochester.
"Something like forgiveness" - Agualusa´s chronicle this week in Rede Angola.
The book The Queen Ginga is part of the final list to the Literary Prize Casino da Póvoa, attributed in the scope of 17º Correntes d'Escritas, which will take place in Póvoa de Varzim. The winner will be announced in February.
On the 18th October Mia Couto and Agualusa will give a lecture about African Literature and on the 22nd Agualusa will moderate a debate between Mia Couto and Sidarta Ribeiro about Literature and Science.
The launch party of "The book of chameleons" will be on the 3rd July, at the Casa Independente, in Lisbon.
Q&A to Agualusa on Finantial Times site, published when his book The general theory of oblivion was launched on the UK.
The magazine Brasileiros published an interview with Agualusa about is book "The queen Ginga".
Lisbon Book Fair, 7,10,13 and 14 June - Agualusa will be at the Porto Editora stand from 4h00 pm on.
The brazilian newspaper O Globo will publish from now on a weekly chronicle from Agualusa (every Monday).
The RTP programm Container 13, which reveals the life and work from 13 writers, includes an episode about Agualusa, with the participation of Kalaf Epalanga and Pedro Hossi - you can see it here.
Read here the text Mia Couto wrote for the presentation of the book "Rainha Ginga and the way Africans invented the world".
The newspaper Público published today a joint interview with Mia Couto and Agualusa.
Agualusa will attend the Book Fair in Lisbon on June 7, 8, 10 and 13.
edited by Quetzal,
will be on the bookstores in June.
The session book launch will be in June the 6th, at 21h30, in Lisbon (Clube Ferroviário).
Mia Couto will present the book
Kalaf Angelo will read some passages from the book
and he will be accompanied by the doublebass from Ricardo Cruz.
A party will follow, with food and drinks.
Voz da América - Agualusa interview about the new book "Rainha Ginga And the way africans invented the world".
The new book from Agualusa "Rainha Ginga - and the way africans invented the world" will be released in the beginning of June. The cover illustration is from Stéphane Goanna Munnier.
The new album from João Afonso,"Sangue Bom", has songs with lyrics from Mia Couto and Agualusa. Click here to listen an interview and the songs "Verde para crer" and "Estrada do Sumbe", presented on Antena 1.
Estrada do Sumbe
Arde o ar na tarde, arde o capim.
Arde em alarde o mar, Porto-Amboím.
Estrada do Sumbe, asfalto quente
A brisa queimando malemolente.
Arde o sangue langue, arde até ao fim
o sol, flor de girasol, Porto-Amboím.
Estrada do Sumbe, o dia finda.
A brisa indecisa queima ainda.
Puro ardor, amor, Porto-Amboím.
Pele contra pele, cobre e marfim.
Arde tu em mim, antes do Sumbe
Antes que o sol pouse e se afunde.
Peito contra peito, antes do Sumbe.
Estala no ar que o calor infunde
o fogo, o fôlego, o sim, e assim
se instala a noite em Porto-Amboím.
José Eduardo Agualusa
Agualusa signs a Sunday chronicle on Rede Angola,an information and entertainment portal.
José Eduardo Agualusa has been awarded the Fernando Namora Prize for his novel Teoria geral do esquecimento.
The Release party of the new novel, "A Vida no Céu" was held on the 6th June, at the bookshop "Ler devagar".
Catarina Wallenstein and Daniel Martin read excerpts from the book. Music was in charge of Elvis Veiguinha and Pedro Vieira.