Literature and Politics in Contemporary Brazil

Oct 10, 2016
05:00 PM to 06:30 PM

Ricardo Lísias, author

Please come join us for a talk and reading by Ricardo Lísias, one of Brazil's most prominent fiction writers. Lísias (b. 1974) holds a doctorate in literary studies from the Universidade de Campinas (UNICAMP). In 2010 he was awarded the Prêmio São Paulo de Literatura for his novel O livro dos mandarins, and in 2012 his short story "Tólia" was included in Granta's collection of the top twenty Brazilian writers under the age of forty.

This talk will be in English. For selections of the author's work, check out the following links to two of his stories in English translation:

"The Suicide's Heaven":

"My Chess Teacher":

This talk is presented by the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese and co-funded by the Latin American Studies Program, the Center for Global Studies, and the Department of Comparative Literature. For more information, please contact Krista Brune ( or Sarah J. Townsend (

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