For lovers of international literature and language
Monday, September 15th, 2014
Paulo Scott is highly acclaimed in his native Brazil and has won many prestigious literary prizes including the Machado de Assis Prize for his latest novel Nowhere People.
Nowhere People is a story of love and loss that has been praised for raising awareness about the plight of the country’s exploited indigenous Guarani people. Driving home, law student and disenchanted political activist Paulo passes a figure at the side of the road. Maina, a 14 year old indigenous girl, stands in the heavy rain as if waiting for something. Paulo gives her a lift to her family’s roadside camp, setting in motion a chain of events that will change the course of both of their lives.
Paulo Scott is touring the UK and USA to publicise his book. He has already appeared at the Edinburgh Book Festival and in Oxford, and will be at The Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, as part of the Flipside Festival in October.
Paulo will be in conversation with his translator, Daniel Hahn, and the publisher of the book, Stefan Tobler, from independent press, AndOtherStories. They will be discussing the themes of Nowhere People, and the vagaries of translation and of publishing foreign translations in the UK.
Paulo Scott, Daniel Hahn and Stefan Tobler will be at The Merchant’s House, at 4.15 pm on Saturday 27 September. Tickets £8. See the events page for more details.