Book club Lisez la littérature portugaise!

"Rebellion" by Cristina Carvalho © Linda Leith Publishing/Goethe-Institut

Mon, 09/17/2018

Goethe-Institut Montreal

1626 boul. St-Laurent
Bureau 100
H2X 2T1 Montréal

Presented by Lisez l'Europe

Attention: this book club takes place on a Monday.

The next book club of the season of Lisez l'Europe will feature a Portuguese literature novel, and will take place Monday, September 17 at 6:30 pm at the Goethe-Institut Montreal.

The book chosen for this session is "Rebellion", by Cristina Carvalho. The discussion will be held in English and will be moderated by Luisa Pinto Teixeira, in charge of the Lusophone Studies programs at the University of Montreal.

Please confirm your presence before September 13th at the following address:

About the book

Rebellion is Portuguese literary celebrity Cristina Carvalho’s international debut.
Born a rebel, Lena escapes her provincial existence and heads for Lisbon as a young woman to make a more exciting life for herself. Once there, though, she makes a series of fateful decisions--spending a night in a brothel, embarking on a marriage she lives to regret, longing instead for the blue-eyed man of her dreams. (

About the author

Cristina Carvalho was born in Lisbon in 1949, female, an inhabitant of planet Earth and, as it turned out, a writer. Many of her books have been included in Portugal’s National Reading Plan for students at different levels. Her fictional biography of Modigliani (Planeta, 2015) won the Portuguese Society of Authors’ 2016 Prize for best novel and is published in French by Linda Leith Éditions (2018). Rebellion is the first of her books to appear in English. (

The book can be obtained (in English) at the following bookstores:

Librairie Olivieri :
514 739-3639

You can find the English ebook at

Two English copies are also available through the Grande Bibliothèque (one book and one ebook).

In collaboration with the Instituto Camôes.