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Congratulations to Disquiet faculty Katherine Vaz, winner of the Silver Medal in the Independent Publishers Book Prize 2018 category of Short Fiction for her beautiful collection THE LOVE LIFE OF AN ASSISTANT ANIMATOR & OTHER STORIES!
According to Forbes Portugal comes in at #1:
- Friendly attitude towards expats: 94%
- Ease of making local friends: 58%
- Expats likely to stay forever: 47%
Disquiet alum Hugo Dos Santos translated “An Involuntary Biography of Love,” a story by Portuguese author João Tordo for Electric Literature!
Read and listen to Hayes’ “American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin [“Inside me is a black-eyed animal”]” at Poetry Foundation.
Disquiet Faculty ’17 Jeffery Renard Allen in Guernica.
Disquiet’s beloved ’14 and ’16 guest Denis Johnson interviewed for Longreads: “Lying Down in the Dirt: An Interview with Denis Johnson”
Check out the lineup for NOS Alive ’18 and see if this music festival is the way you want to wrap up your time in Lisbon!
Disquiet Faculty ’15 Leslie Jamison’s essay on the Museum of Broken Relationships in VQR.
“‘[This is] the other side of Portugal that isn’t well-known—the African side of it,’ Gaglo says. ‘In Europe, slavery is not taught the way it should be. I’m just trying to uncover what the secrets are and educate people about an important part of the history.'” Naky Gaglo’s tour also highlights Lisbon’s current African communities. Read more at Atlas Obscura.