Lídia Jorge

Lídia Jorge

Lídia Jorge published her first novel, O Dia dos Prodígios, in 1980, which was followed by many more. It was with The Murmuring Coast (1988), a reflection on the reality of colonial war in Africa, that she made a name for herself in Portuguese literature. Many of her other works contributed to make her one of Europe’s most renowned authors. Novels such as The Painter of Birds (1998) and The Wind Whistling in the Cranes (2002) earned her the highest accolades in Portugal, such as the PEN Club Prize for Fiction, the D.Dinis award from Casa de Mateus, and the Grand Prize for Novels from the Portuguese Writers’ Association. Her works have been published in numerous languages. International awards earned for her work include the Jean Monet Prize for European Writer of the Year 2000; the first edition of the Günter Grass Foundation’s Albatross Prize for her oeuvre; the Premio Luso-Español de Arte y Cultura in 2015; and the FIL Literary Award in Romance Languages in Guadalajara, 2020. In 2014, she published Os Memoráveis, and in 2018, Estuário, a novel about Earth’s vulnerability. These were followed by O Livro das Tréguas (poetry, 2019) and Em Todos os Sentidos (non-fiction, 2020). At the end of 2022, she published a book titled Misericórdia

Day 12.11 | 18.00 | 5L – “Lisboa talk: An Interview with Lídia Jorge”