Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Primavera Literária: A Discussion of Contemporary Literature with Carol Bensimon, Leonardo Tonus, and Paloma Vidal

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

The first event of a two-day “Primavera Literária,” please join us for a discussion (in English) with writers Carol Bensimon, Paloma Vidal, and Leonardo Tonus. A reception will follow the event.

Born in Argentina and raised in Brazil, Paloma Vidal has written numerous novels and poetry collections, and her works have been translated into English, French, and Spanish. Carol Bensimon’s works have been translated into English and Spanish. Last year her novel We All Loved Cowboys (originally published in Portuguese in 2013) was published by Transit Books and lauded by the Boston Globe as one of the Best Books of 2018. Leonardo Tonus recently launched his first book of poetry, which explores the experience of emigration and modes of displacement.

Co-Sponsors: The Brazil Initiative; The Cogut Institute for the Humanities; and the Departments of Comparative Literature, French Studies, Hispanic Studies, and Literary Arts. This event is made possible in part thanks to a generous gift from Professor Luiz F. Valente in honor of his parents.

[Note: On April 24th, Carol Bensimon and Paloma Vidal will also participate in a Lunchtime Conversation in the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies.]

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