Tag: José Eduardo Agualusa

  • Abdulrazak Gurnah, José Eduardo Agualusa for Macondo Literary Festival 2022.

    Abdulrazak Gurnah, José Eduardo Agualusa for Macondo Literary Festival 2022.

    Abdulrazak Gurnah and José Eduardo Agualusa are some of the guests to feature at the Macondo Literary Festival 2022 running in Nairobi from September 30 – October 2, 2022. The inaugural Macondo Literary Festival was hosted by the Macondo Book Society, founded by author Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor and journalist Anja Bengelstorff, in Nairobi in 2019.…

  • José Eduardo Agualusa at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3.

    José Eduardo Agualusa at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3.

    José Eduardo Agualusa wrapped up Lusophone day at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3 from Lisbon, Portugal on May 30, 2020. He was hosted by Kalaf Epalanga. Afrolit Sans Frontières, a virtual literary festival for writers of African origin, started as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic international lockdown. It has had two iterations with Season…

  • José Eduardo Agualusa is Berlin’s African Book Festival 2020 headliner.

    José Eduardo Agualusa is Berlin’s African Book Festival 2020 headliner.

    José Eduardo Agualusa was revealed as the headliner of Berlin’s African Book Festival 2020 on Friday, February 14, 2020. In 2018, African writers met for the African Book Festival with Chris Abani as the headliner in Berlin. Hundreds of bibliophiles visited the German city’s Babylon Theatre for book presentations, readings, poetry, concerts, interviews, and panel…

  • José Eduardo Agualusa is Angola National Prize for Culture and Arts 2019 winner.

    José Eduardo Agualusa is Angola National Prize for Culture and Arts 2019 winner.

    José Eduardo Agualusa was announced the winner in the literature section of the Angola National Prize for Culture and Arts 2019 on Monday, October 28, 2019. The Angolan National Prize for Culture and Arts is considered the most important distinction of the Angolan State with artists in a dozen categories including cinema, literature, music, theatre,…

  • José Eduardo Agualusa wins Dublin International Literary Award 2017

    José Eduardo Agualusa wins Dublin International Literary Award 2017

    Angolan author José Eduardo Agualusa is the winner of the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 for his novel A General Theory of Oblivion. The Dublin International Literary Award, worth €100,000 to the winner, is the world’s most valuable annual literary award for a single work of fiction published in English. The award sponsored by Dublin…

  • José Eduardo Agualusa, Mia Couto and Chinelo Okparanta make Dublin 2017 shortlist

    José Eduardo Agualusa, Mia Couto and Chinelo Okparanta make Dublin 2017 shortlist

    José Eduardo Agualusa, Mia Couto and Chinelo Okparanta are three African on the shortlist of the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 announced on April 11, 2017. The Dublin International Literary Award is worth €100,000 to the winner and is the world’s most valuable annual literary award for a single work of fiction published in English.…

  • Angolan heartthrob misses out on Man Booker International Prize 2016

    Angolan heartthrob misses out on Man Booker International Prize 2016

    Angolan heartthrob José Eduardo Agualusa missed out as Korean Han Kang was announced the winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2016 this year with her book The Vegetarian. The book was translated into English by Deborah Smith. The winner was announced at a grand ceremony last night in London, UK. The Man Booker Prize…

  • José Eduardo Agualusa on Man Booker International 2016 shortlist

    José Eduardo Agualusa on Man Booker International 2016 shortlist

    Angola’s José Eduardo Agualusa is one of the six writers on the just-announced  Man Booker International 2016 shortlist. Agualusa who is the first Angolan to make the list is there for his book A General Theory of Oblivion which was translated from the Portuguese to English by Daniel Hahn. The Man Booker International Prize is…

  • Angolan, Congolese make Man Booker International Prize 2016 longlist

    Angolan, Congolese make Man Booker International Prize 2016 longlist

    DR Congo’s Fiston Mwanza Mujila and Angola’s José Eduardo Agualusa made the Man Booker International Prize longlist that was announced today. The longlisted two join the last 13 books of 155 books gunning to win the prize dedicated to celebrating the finest in global fiction. The prize is sponsored by Man Group, one of the…