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A century of Jorge Amado
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A century of Jorge Amado

On 8th June there will be an event in the honour of Jorge Amado to mark 100 years since his birth. _ Brazilian writer Jorge Amado (1912-2001) would have turned 100 this year. Therefore to mark the centenary  of his birth a conference is to be held in the British […]

“Drugs, without the hot air”
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“Drugs, without the hot air”

This is the title of David Nutt’s book and also of  the panel taking place on 2nd June. _ A panel will focus on the efforts to minimise the damage from drugs – legal and illegal – with the writer Alvaro Enrique, the Colombian ambassador in the UK, Mauricio Rodriguez-Munera […]

Rediscovering García Márquez
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Rediscovering García Márquez

From the 10th to the 14th of April, a series of talks will be held in the city of Barranquilla, aimed at enabling people to see the works of the Colombian master in a new light. Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian writer, novelist, storyteller, scriptwriter and journalist is in the spotlight […]

Tribute to Charles Dickens
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Tribute to Charles Dickens

To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of the English writer, during 2012 a multitude of events, exhibitions and all types of acts have been prepared in the English capital. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the most famous British, and even worldwide, novelists. His command of the English […]