No dia 7 de novembro, às 18h30, o auditório da Fundação José Saramago acolhe uma conversa entre Peter Kalu e Jacob Ross, duas vozes do género policial na literatura britânica. O encontro está inserido num projeto organizado pela organização Speaking Volumes que pretende dar mais visibilidade a autores e autoras negros, asiáticos e de outras minorias étnicas.
A Speaking Volumes desenvolve uma série de atividades, como o catálogo Breaking Ground: Celebrating Writers of Colour e debates em vários países para promover a literatura britânica plural.
À mesa com Peter Kalu e Jacob Ross estará a jornalista e tradutora angolana Carla Fernandes, responsável pela moderação.
A conversa far-se-á em inglês e não haverá tradução. A entrada é livre sujeita à lotação da sala.
Sobre os participantes:
Peter Kalu is the son of Nigerian and Danish migrants and grew up in Manchester. He began writing at Moss Side Write, a local black writing group, and has written eight books to date, two radio plays broadcast on the BBC and several works for theatre. His series of young adult novels highlight the experience of young Black Britons: The Silent Striker (now being filmed), Being Me and Zombie XI (all Hope Road Publishing). His most recent crime novel is Little Jack Horner (Suitcase Books). Over 30,000 people have borrowed his books from UK libraries and he was Winner of a 2003 BBC Dangerous Comedy Award. He works occasionally as a French and Spanish
translator and is a PhD student in Creative Writing at Lancaster University.
Jacob Ross is a poet, playwright, journalist, short story writer and novelist. He edited Artrage, Britain’s leading intercultural arts magazine and now is Associate Editor for Fiction (Peepal Tree Press). He has published the short story collections Song for Simone and A Way to Catch the Dust; co-edited anthologies including Voice, Memory, Ashes and Ridin’ n Rising; co-authored Behind the Masquerade: The Story of Notting Hill Carnival; and edited Closure: Contemporary Black British short stories. Ross’s novel, Pynter Bender, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer’s Regional Prize, The Society of Authors Best First Novel and Caribbean Review of Books Book of the
Year. His current novel, The Bone Readers, was published in 2016. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.