Comma Press brings acclaimed Brazilian author, João Gilberto Noll, makes a rare appearance in the UK to promote his new short story anthology, The Book of Rio. The prodigious writer (this is his 19th book in 34 years) reflects on Rio de Janeiro as more than just the party capital it is often shown as but shows us the people existing below this surface, in what the Guardian called, ‘a teeming metropolis of contrasts’ – a metropolis more in focus than ever, with the recent World Cup and the Olympics in 2 years. In conversation with editor of the book, Katie Slade, Comma Press have brought a treat for fans of the contradictory, grimy world we often find in Brazilian literature and for those who want to explore more of this city of football and favelas.

Thu 25 Sep, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY, 7pm, FREE,

Thu 25 Sep
Joe Daly
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Mon 22 Sep 2014