Brazilian Embassy in London launches a new book club

MachadoThe Brazilian Embassy in London’s new book club will be meeting for the first time in January 2015. The idea is that participants should read some of the best-loved classics of Brazilian literature, in Portuguese or English, and then come to monthly meetings at the Embassy to share their thoughts – in English – with fellow readers in a friendly, informal setting.

On the Cultural Section of  the Embassy’s website can be found a short biography of the author of the month, a short history of the book and its translation, details of publication formats, and a set of questions to stimulate thinking about the books.


Launch Evening: 15 January 2015 | ‘Quincas Borba’ (1891), by Machado de Assis (image)

19 February 2015 | ‘The Passion According to G.H.’ (1964), by Clarice Lispector

19 March 2015 | ‘Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon’ (1958), by Jorge Amado

16 April 2015 | ‘Iracema, the Honey-lips’ (1886), by José de Alencar

14 May 2015 | ‘Macunaima’ (1928), by Mário de Andrade

18 June 2015 | (‘Os Sertões’) ‘Rebellion in the Backlands’ or ‘Backlands: The Canudos Campaign’ (1902), by Euclides da Cunha

All meetings from 6.30 to 9pm.