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Brazil, Ten Years after being Guest of Honor in Frankfurt: after a rough period, now time for optimism?

Exactly 10 years ago - in 2013 - Brazil was the guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Several young generations of a cosmopolitan, urban, young literature presented themselves; the country was at a peak of its geopolitical importance. What continuities, what new trends, what literary discussions are there in the literature of Brazil, which plunged into several serious political and economic crises immediately after 2013? Carla Bessa, writer, translator of German-language literature, Alexandre Vidal Porto, writer, Michael Kegler, literary translator of Portuguese-language literature will discuss about this issues.



Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main

Ministério das Relacoes Exteriores - Palácio Itamaraty
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Carla Bessa

Alexandre Vidal Porto

Michael Kegler

literary translator; editor; literary critic