According to the organization, this free event, intended for lovers of literature, begins at 17 p.m. with a literary session dedicated to children, featuring the staged reading of three stories, entitled "Pi-Pan-Pin - three stories -" so' ".
The session for the general public begins an hour later and will continue into the evening, until 23:30 p.m., with the presentation and performance of excerpts from works by authors such as Javier Cercas, Leila Slimani, Sally Rooney and Ana Margarida Carvalho, the writer who represents Portugal in this edition, with her novel “No one can live in the eyes of a cat”, read by Ana Sofia Paiva, among the 14 remaining participating countries from all over Europe.
The staged readings last 15 minutes and take place every half hour to allow the public to attend the various presentations.
The Spanish artist Javier Cercas will be present through his novel “Terra Alta” (edited in Portugal by Porto Editora), performed by Pedro Saavedra, while the comic strip “Antologia da Mente” (edited by Chili com carne) from the Finnish author Tommi Musturi, read and directed by Ana Água.
“O País dos Outros” (Alfaguara), the most recent novel by Franco-Moroccan writer Leila Slimani, is the proposal that arrives from France, in a reading by Cátia Tomé, and “Pessoas Normal” (Relógio d'Água ), by Irishwoman Sally Rooney, will be read by Inês Lapa.
The novels "Devant, vers le sud", by the German Sarah Jäger, which will be read by Ulisses Ceia and Sara Pereira, and "Herzklappen von Johnson & Johnson", by the Austrian Valerie Fritsch, read by Leonor Alecrim, as well as the short stories “9 + 1”, by Slovak writer Dusan Mitana, with readings by José Frutuoso, are other participants in this session.
“The secret of the book seller”, by Marcello Simoni, representing Italy and read by Elmano Sancho, “Céruse”, by Tullio Forgiarini, from Luxembourg, with reading by Lucie Marinho, and “Mercedes-Benz - Lettres à Bohumil Hrabal », By Pawel Huelle, from Poland, read by Cláudio Henriques and Sonja Valentina, is also presented during this European reading night.
The other literary genres present are the theater, with “A Circularidade do Quadrado”, a Greek work by Dimitris Dimitriadis, read by Efthimios Angelakis, the Hungarian tales “Reinitialização do Sistema”, by the author of György Dragomán and with a reading of Miguel Loureiro, and Czech and Romanian poetry, presented to the Portuguese public, respectively, by Petr Brokovec, with “Poemas de Amor”, read by André Amálio, and by Elena Vladareanu, with “Dinheiro. Work. Hobbies; The Marvelous World of Disney ”, with a reading by André Pardal.
The European Night of Literature is organized by EUNIC Portugal and the European Commission, and takes place in partnership with the municipality of Oeiras.
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