Monday 12 May, 19:00

Cities and Travel, sources of Europe

Lecture by Gonšalo M. Tavares

Literature can reproduce travel and cities, putting into words the sensations and experiences that urban life produces in and for us, but it can also invent metropolises, create imaginary neighbourhoods and fabricate urban characters and spaces. Gonçalo M. Tavares, one of new Portuguese literature’s most translated authors, will explain to us what “ideas of Europe” we can extract from his city, Lisbon, and from his travels.

Gonçalo M. Tavares, novelist, playwright and poet. His latest book translated into Catalan is Un viatge a l’Índia (Periscopi, 2013; in Spanish, Seix Barral, 2014).

Host: Gabi Martínez, journalist and writer. His latest book is Voy (Alfaguara, 2014).


Centre de Cultura ContemporÓnia de Barcelona
With the collaboration of
Instituto Cam§es de Barcelona, Editorial Seix Barral, Edicions del Periscopi, Literatura Random House
Ara.cat, L'Avenš
Other credits:

Under the auspices of the "Europe City" project, with support from the Culture Programme of the European Union.