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Events

Paraty International Book Festival (FLIP): 30 July – 3 August 2014
With the presence of such world-renowned authors as Julian Barnes, Don DeLillo, Eric Hobsbawm and Hanif Kureishi, the first International Literary Festival of Paraty, held in 2003, put Brazil firmly on the map of international literary festivals. Over the course of subsequent editions, Flip rose to prominence as one of the main events of its type worldwide, characterized not only by the calibre of its guest authors, but also by the enthusiasm of the public and the hospitality of its host town. Throughout its five-day duration Flip holds some 200 events, including debates, shows, exhibitions, workshops, film screenings and school presentations, among other activities across the Flip spectrum, which, in addition to the main programme, also includes Casa da Culture, FlipZone and Flipinha.
Info: http://www.flip.org.br/flip2014.php?idioma_new=I

Edinburgh International Book Festival: 9-25 August 2014
Info: http://www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk/festivals

TED Global 2014 – 5-10 October 2014 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
TEDGlobal 2014 is setting up shop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a true megalopolis of 6 million people that's growing at a fast pace. Based at the Copacabana Palace Hotel, we'll present a speaker program with a significant focus on the many facets of the Global South's rise in influence and power -- while including relevant new stories from the rest of the world. The traditional TED format is maintained: 3- to 18-minute stage talks, interspersed with music and performance, plus tech demos, exhibits and the famous TED partie
Info: http://conferences.ted.com/TEDGlobal2014/program/

The London Art Book Fair: 26-28 September 2014
The UK's biggest art book event returns to the Whitechapel Gallery for 2014 to celebrate the best of international publishing. Individual publishers, galleries, colleges and rare book dealers will be selling the latest contemporary art publications alongside collectibles including zines, posters and limited edition artworks. And when your book bags are full to bursting there are workshops, readings and talks to enjoy.
Info: http://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/the-london-art-book-fair-1

Flipside Festival in Snape, Suffolk: 3-5 October 2014
The second FlipSide Festival will take place at Snape Maltings, Suffolk, over the first weekend of October 2014. Literature, art, music, food and drink, children's events, dance, cooking demonstrations, capoeira and football will all be celebrated. Bebel Gilberto and Gilles Peterson (Sonzeira DJ Set) with Da Lata are now confirmed!
Info: http://www.flipsidefestival.co.uk/

Obituaries – Obituários - Falecimentos
Gabriel García Márquez (1928-2014)
Escritor colombiano nascido em Aracataca (Magdalena), em 6 de março de 1927. Quando tinha cinco anos de idade, os seus pais se mudaram para Sucre em função de seu trabalho como telegrafista e dono de farmácia, e Marquez foi entrege aos avós maternos. Os avós notaram a precocidade do menino e o matricularam numa escola montessoriama, onde estudou durante três anos, saindo devido ao falecimento do avô. Marquez voltou então a viver com seus pais, e o restante de sua educação foi completada em internatos. Na juventude foi jornalista e viveu durante vários anos na França, México e Espanha. Morou também na Itália onde estudou cinematografia. Iniciou a sua carreira literária com a publicação de diversos contos, como, por exemplo, A Trovoada (1955) e Ninguém Escreve ao Coronel (1962), obras que já dá mostras do seu estilo mítico e fantástico, que singularizou o seu livro Cem Anos de Solidão (1967). Em 1982 García Márquez foi agraciado com o Prêmio Nobel de Literatura.

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