El Ateneo Bookstore, in Buenos Aires (Photo: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters)
A year after Editora Unesp and Editorial Universitaria de Buenos Aires (Eudeba) signed an agreement to publish books by Brazilian researchers in Argentina, the first titles began to appear in the Fuentes de Encuentro collection. The following titles have just been translated into Spanish: Yesterday, Hoje, Amanhã, by Marisa Lajolo; Consensus and Conflict in Contemporary Democracy, by Luis Felipe Miguel; The Book of Miracles: What We Really Know About Miracles and Other Amazing Phenomena of Religion, by Carlos Orsi; Alzheimer: Disease and Its Care, by Alessandro Ferrari Jacinto and Marisa Folgato; and Women of Others: Christian Travelers in the Lands to the East (13th-15th Centuries), by Susani Silveira Lemos França.
The idea is that, with the agreement, the two universities will help to minimize the linguistic obstacle that exists between Portuguese and Spanish in the dissemination of Brazilian works. The partnership also represents a new market opening and integration.
Conceição Evaristo and Olavo Setubal Chair of Art, Culture and Science
Conceição Evaristo, in São Paulo, in 2019 (Photo: Nilton Fukuda)
This Monday, 5th, the writer Conceição Evaristo becomes the new holder of the Olavo Setubal Chair of Art, Culture and Science, a partnership between Itaú Cultural and the Institute for Advanced Studies of the University of São Paulo (IEA/USP). The meeting starts at 2:30 pm and Conceição will talk about her concept of ‘writing’. Anyone who wants to remotely follow the event will be broadcast here. Anyone who wants to go must register beforehand. The inauguration will be in the University Council Room (Rua da Reitoria, 374 – Butantã).
Bolu Babalola and his ‘Honey and Spice’
Honey and Spiceby the British Bolu Babalola – also author of Love in Colors – will be published in Brazil in February, by Harlequin. Chosen for actress Reese Witherspoon’s (Reese’s Book Club) book club in July and TikTok BookClub’s next reading, the book follows Kiki Banjo, a student at Whitewell University and host of the Brown Sugar podcast, in which she is known as an expert in relationship endings. But when she is seen kissing Malakai Korede, considered the biggest trash boy in Whitewell, the two will have to engage in a fake courtship to save their reputations.
‘A Razão do Amor’ will come out with 50,000 copies
Ali Hazelwood was ‘just’ a neuroscientist when she released her first novel, The Love Hypothesis, and went viral on TikTok. Brazilian readers jumped on the bandwagon and the book sold out on pre-sale: 1,500 copies were sold in less than 24 hours. And then Arqueiro announced Ali’s arrival at the São Paulo Book Biennial. In 10 minutes, all 500 passwords to listen to her are gone. At the publisher’s stand, A Hipótese do Amor was the best seller, with more than 6,000 copies sold. In two months, according to the publisher, nearly 80,000 copies of the novel were sold.
Now, Ali Hazelwood is getting ready to launch a new book in Brazil: A Razão do Amor. The publisher’s bet is high and the initial print run will have no less than 50,000 copies.
As in The Love Hypothesisand as in Ali’s personal story, the protagonist of The Reason of Lovewhich hits bookstores in November, is a woman in the field of science.
The book tells the story of Bee Konigswasser, a neuroengineer who agrees to share the leadership of a NASA project alongside her archenemy Levi Ward. “And, in the way of this project that can leverage or end their careers, love will still put everything to the test”, says the synopsis.