José Eduardo Agualusa

Country: Angola
Fields of Expertise: Liberty, Democracy, Literature and Culture

José Eduardo Agualusa

José Eduardo Agualusa was born in Huambo, Angola, in 1960. He studied agronomy and forestry and was a journalist. Currently, he divides his time between Angola, Portugal and Brazil.

In the 1990s, living between Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro and Berlin, he began to dedicate himself almost exclusively to literature, and was then considered one of the new African literature emerging  writers, both in the novel genre, as in short stories and also in poetry. He is a novelist, short story, chronicle and children’s literature -writer.

He has published 13 novels and several collections. His books are translated into more than 30 languages. One of his  novels, O Vendedor de Passados, won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2007, and A Teoria Geral do Esquecimento was a finalist for Man Booker International in 2016 and winner of the International Dublin Literary Award in 2017.

All sessions by José Eduardo Agualusa

Lusophone Challenges

27 May 2019
14:45 – 15:45