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Who writes about you, Lisbon?

  • 14 FEB 2024 6PM

14 Feb 202418h – 19h30

+ 10 years old | 90 minutes

Free admission, subject to prior registration:

This activity is conducted in Portuguese.

Poet Ana Marques Gastão is the first guest in the cycle "Who writes about you, Lisbon?", bringing L de Lisboa, the first book of poetry she published under her own name with Assírio & Alvim in 2015.

The various events of this monthly series feature a writer talking about Lisbon from the perspective of their own work.

Lisbon, the timeless city, the scene of loves and crossed paths, which holds stories from recent and ancient times hidden among houses and old streets. Secrets of a city that are revealed in the words of those who describe it.


About the author

Ana Marques Gastão was born in Lisbon. She is a poet, literary critic, essayist and researcher at CLEPUL. She wrote Tempo de Morrer, Tempo para Viver (1998), Terra sem Mãe (2000), Três Vezes Deus, co-authored with António Rego Chaves and Armando Silva Carvalho (2001), Nocturnos (2002), Nós/Nudos, 25 poems about images by Paula Rego (translated into Spanish by Floriano Martins, Pen Clube Prize 2004), Lápis Mínimo (2008) and Adornos (2011). She organised the book of interviews O Falar dos Poetas (2011) and is the author of the volume of essays As Palavras Fracturadas (2013). Nós/Nudos was published in France under the title Noeuds (2007), translated by Catherine Dumas. In Brazil, she published the anthology A Definição da Noite (2003). Some of her poems have been translated into Spanish, Catalan, French, English, German, Romanian and Slovenian. She has coordinated the Gulbenkian Foundation's Colóquio-Letras magazine since 2009. She has a law degree from the Portuguese Catholic University and has been a cultural journalist for over twenty years for Diário Popular and Diário de Notícias, and a columnist for Paralelo and Artes e Leilões magazines. Since 2008, she has run the National Culture Centre's "Five Books/Five Authors" initiative as part of the Chiado Festival.


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