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Four of today´s most important writers in English language gather together in an extraordinary and not- to-be missed event taking place at Museu de História Natural e Ciência today at the Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival (LEFF) 2011.
J.M. Coetzee, Don Delillo, Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt will gather at the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival and read excerpts from their works to the festival public.
Distinguished with the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003, J.M. Coetzee is one of the most acclaimed English language writers and also one of the most respected internationally, the author of very famous books such as “Disgrace” or “Life and Times of Michael K”, with which he won the Booker Prize.
Don Delillo is a colossal figure from the current North American literary panorama, having already won the National Book Award and the Prize PEN/Faulkner. Works such as “Americana”, “Falling Man”, “Mao II”, “White Noise” and “Cosmopolis” are part of the world’s literary panorama.
One of the most brilliant fiction writers today, Paul Auster is responsible for bestsellers such as “The Brooklyn Follies” and “Leviathan”. In 2006 he won the prize Príncipe das Astúrias das Letras, the most prestigious award of Spanish literature.
Poet and romance writer widely praised by international critique, Siri Hustvedt is a remarkable personality of American literature, and her works have been translated to more than 30 languages.
According to the LEFF’s press release, Singer and composer Sophie Auster, the daughter of writers Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt, will make her debut concert in Portugal through the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival. The concert of the New York artist will take place at the Lisbon famous club LUX today, at 23:30 local time.
Sophie Auster is currently preparing a new album, with a team that gathers some of the most acclaimed musicians of today, such as guitar player Adam Levy and drummer Andrew Borger – both former musicians of prize-winner singer Norah Jones.
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