Angolan writer José Eduardo Agualusa

Librarians have decided to give a literary prize to a writer who now wants to us the money to build a library at one of the places he lives. The Angolan writer José Eduardo Agualusa has been awarded the International Dublin Literary Award. The money that travels with the Award is €100,000. This is a … Continue reading Angolan writer José Eduardo Agualusa

‘Exhilarating’ Man Booker International shortlist spans the world

The Man Booker Prize is one of the most important literary prizes you can find on this globe we are living upon. The Nobel Prize is even more famous, but the Nobel Prize has a minor hiccup, there is no shortlist. Man Booker has one ! For this years there are 6 writers and books … Continue reading ‘Exhilarating’ Man Booker International shortlist spans the world


This is the second book by José Eduardo Agualusa that I have read. I remember from the previous book that I found it very confusing and I thought it was due to the irregular attention I paid to the book. Now that I have read this second book I understand that confusion is part of … Continue reading O VENDEDOR DE PASSADOS

just a bicycle-ride away

Today a week ago I hopped on my bicycle and headed south. That is the shortest route to the nearest secondhandshop. There is a fair section with secondhandbooks. Once a while I move south to discover “new” books. I had a good harvest of books discarded by others, my moment of recycling had arrived. I … Continue reading just a bicycle-ride away


Some of these book …. And this is one of them! A book like this one you have to read in one go to be able to discern and follow the different threads. Too often I have put this book aside in order to keep track of all its movement and changes. To see what … Continue reading review BAROCCO TROPICAL