Portuguese Embassy, 27th November 2015
11 Belgrave Square
SW1X 8PP London
18:30 – Welcome note by the Portuguese Ambassador João de Vallera
18:35 – Talk with the author and readings in Portuguese and English
19:00 – Q&A from guests
19:30 – Reception
Rui Zink (1961) is the author of several books, including the first Portuguese graphic novel, A Arte Suprema (1997), and Os Surfistas (2001), the first e-book in Portuguese language. He has seen his work recognized with the novel Dádiva Divina, awarded with Portugal’s prestigious Pen Club Award in 2005.
He published his first book in 1986, Hotel Lusitano, hailed 25 years later as one of the best novels of his generation with a celebratory edition. The short-story O bicho da escrita was shortlisted for the Pushcart Prize.
Aside from being a novelist, he is a playwright, writes comic strips, and frequently creates librettos for operas. As a translator he has brought into Portuguese, among others, Saul Bellow and Richard Zenith. His own work is translated into French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Romanian, Serbo-Croatian and Japanese. His latest books are the novel OssO (released in October) and Que aventura ser Matilde, a children’s book about Pitt Hopkins syndrome.