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Amanda Hopkinson: Lisbon Tales
June 20 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lisbon has been an extraordinary city for well over a thousand years, rendering it a place of great historical and contemporary interest. The combination of cultural influences in Lisbon—Arabian, African, and European—and the city’s identity as a great seafaring stronghold, has granted it a unique and spirited legacy.
Lisbon Tales – a collection of stories translated by Amanda and edited by Helen Constantine – reflects this legacy in its literary selections. From famous names to new voices (including a high proportion of women’s voices), Lisbon Tales draws together a selection of genres and literary styles, offering the reader an abundance of local colour and describing a city in continuous and vibrant change.
Join us for what promises to be a warm, intirguing evening chatting to the wonderful Amanda – former Director of the British Centre for Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia, and Professor of Literary Translation at City, University of London.
6:30pm start (doors approx. 6:15pm-ish)