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Take Six Event ast Kings College London 21/9

Take Six London Event including wine reception on 21 September 2018 17.00-18.30 at Kings College, the Council Room, (K2-29) King's Building, the Strand Campus, London WC2R 2LS.

Dedalus Publishers and The Camoes Centre invites you to the launch event for Take Six (Six Portuguese Women Writers), in the presence of the writers Helia Correia, Teolinda Gersao and Lídia Jorge, and the translator Margaret Jull Costa.

The six authors in this anthology are remarkable Portuguese women writers, all born in the first half of the twentieth century: Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, Agustina Bessa-Luís, Maria Judite de Carvalho, Helia Correia, Teolinda Gersao and Lídia Jorge.
‘This anthology is a double celebration, firstly, of six brilliant Portuguese women writers and, secondly, of the short story form, at which they all excel. Relatively few books are translated into English – the famous three per cent of all books published – and even fewer of those are books written by women. Still fewer are collections of short stories, which most publishers steer well clear of, claiming that readers want novels. What these writers all embrace and embody is the concise perfection of the short story, which is the closest thing we still have to oral culture: a tale that can be told in a matter of minutes and one that, at its best, encapsulates a whole life in a few pages.’ (Margaret Jull Costa, Introduction).

Take Six (Six Portuguese Women Writers), edited and translated by Margaret Jull Costa, is published by Dedalus, 2018.

The event is free but please register in advance www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/book-la  ...  ets-49286626627