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10am Event 6 - Prose, politics and the past LUIZ ANTONIO DE ASSIS BRASIL, ALONSO CUETO, OLIVIER ROLIN The best literature is a mirror held up to our collective and individual experiences. Three writers who have used fiction to recreate historical and current events discuss how literature can make sense of politics past and present. Luiz Antonio de Assis Brasil’s historical fiction includes A margem imóvel do rio, which brings to life the inhospitable frontier that was the Brazilian south in the nineteenth century . Alonso Cueto is the author of Grandes miradas and La hora azul, chilling depictions of terror in modern Peru. Among Olivier Rolin’s novels, based on his recollections of France in the sixties, are Port Soudan and Tigre en Papier.
AUTHORS TENT R$ 17 MATRIZ TENT R$ 5
11:45am Event 7 - Raw materials IGNÁCIO DE LOYOLA BRANDÃO, MIGUEL SANCHES NETO, WILSON BUENO Three writers from different generations gather to read from their work and guide us through their very particular paths of literary creation. Subverting the moral in traditional narratives, the characters in Wilson Bueno's fiction (Cachorros do céu, Amar-te a ti nem sem sei com carícias) are memorable reflections of the nation's reality. Ignácio de Loyola Brandão's work took shape against the backdrop of Brazil's military regime, to which he alludes in the raw and fragmented prose of Zero and Não haverá país nenhum, two novels whose fierce realism reflects the brutality of Brazilian life. There is a more meditative register to A veia bailarina by Miguel Sanches Neto, whose books, including Chove sobre a minha infância and Venho de um país obscuro, explore the fusion of autobiography and invention.
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3pm Event 8 - Zé Kleber lecture: literature and politics TARIQ ALI Once again FLIP honours Zé Kleber (1932-1989), Parati’s much loved poet, actor, musician, film-maker and politician. For this year’s lecture, novelist and essayist Tariq Ali, Britain’s leading left-wing intellectual and editor of the New Left Review, will address the complex relationship between the literary and political spheres. Once considered a vehicle for social and political change, what can literature do for political causes today? And how deep an imprint can politics leave on fiction? Tariq Ali’s latest non-fiction works are Clash of Fundamentalisms and Bush in Babel.
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5pm Event 9 - Bearing witness: the art of reporting LILLIAN ROSS, PHILIP GOUREVITCH In the first of this year’s events focusing on reportage, two of the world’s finest journalists discuss the role of the writer when engaging with the great events of our times. “I think of reporting and factual writing as an imaginative form,” says Philip Gourevitch, editor of The Paris Review and author of Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families. He will appear in conversation with Lillian Ross, legendary doyenne of factual writing and pillar of The New Yorker magazine’s establishment, who has written such classics as Reporting and Film.
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7pm Event 10 - Beloved TONI MORRISON No novelist has charted the African-American experience as powerfully and compassionately as Toni Morrison, winner of 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature. In awarding her the prize, the Swedish Academy praised the “visionary force and poetic import” with which her novels give life to an essential aspect of the United States’ reality. For this remarkable occasion, the author of Love, Song of Solomon and Beloved — recently voted the best work of American fiction in the past 25 years — discusses literature’s unique and enduring capacity to inform, entertain, enrich and illuminate.
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