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LIVE from the NYPL: Paul Auster and Chico Buarque PEN World Voices: The New York Festival of International Literature


April 16, 2005

World renowned singer and composer, CHICO BUARQUE, who defined much of Brazilian culture for the past four decades, comes to the New York Public Library to be interviewed by the American writer PAUL AUSTER. This event is the kick-off for the PEN World Voices: The New York Festival of International Literature. This event is co-sponsored by LIVE from the NYPL.

About Paul Auster:

Paul Auster is the author of novels, screenplays, essays, and books of poetry. His most recent novel is Oracle Night. His books The Book of Illusions and Timbuktu were national best-sellers, as was I Thought My Father Was God, the NPR National Story Project anthology, which he edited. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

About Chico Buarque:

Francisco Buarque de Hollanda was born in Rio de Janeiro. Both a singer and composer, he has written the plays Roda viva, Calabar, Gota d’água, and Ópera do malandro, and the novella Fazenda modelo. He was exiled briefly in Italy during the period of political repression in the late 1960s. His novels Turbulence and Benjamim were translated into English, German, Danish, Spanish, Catalan, Dutch, French, and Italian. His 2004 novel Budapest explores love, lust and reinvention. He lives in Rio de Janeiro.