A Manner of Being: Writers on Their Mentors is out! Edited by Disquiet’s Jeff Parker and Annie Liontas, featuring essays by Disquiet Faculty and Guests Arthur Rickydoc Flowers, Stefan Kiesbye, Noy Holland, Mary Gaitskill, Tayari Jones, Scott Laughlin, Adam Levin, Sam Lipsyte, George Saunders, Deb Olin Unferth, Rui Zinc… the list goes on!
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Disquiet 2016 Fiction Faculty, Maaza Mengiste, judges this year’s prize! Find out more at Restless Books!
Go to Disquiet 2016 and experience these things while you write!
Congratulations to Polina Barskova (DISQUIET Guest ’15), who just won the Andre Bely Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Russia, a very prestigious literary place!
DISQUIET ’14 alums will remember secret #2, the famous red room where Denis Johnson read for us!
DISQUIET is dedicated to the poet Alberto de Lacerda and wouldn’t be possible without Luís Amorim de Sousa. Now we have one of Luís’ memoirs about Alberto in English, In Spite of All, which chronicles the aftermath of Alberto’s death while saying so much about his life. Free shipping from England, too!
Portugal is the least expensive country in the eurozone! Read more at The Guardian.
Love in Lisbon in the New York Times.
Meanwhile, tourists still waylaid by fado: “It felt like we had been part of something secret, something special.” Read more here.
“Wines from Portugal’s Douro Valley claimed three of the top four places in Wine Spectator’s 2014 top 100 ranking — including the No. 1 spot awarded to Dow’s 2011 Vintage Port.” Read more in USA Today here!