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Patrícia Portela

PATRÍCIA PORTELA is a writer and performance maker, living between Belgium and Portugal. She studied set and costume design in Lisbon, scenography in Utrecht, The Netherlands, film in Ebeltoft, Denmark and Helsinki, Finland, and Philosophy in Leuven, Belgium. She won the Revelation Prize in 1994 for her creative work in performance and cinema, the Prize Teatro na Década for T5 in 1999, the Gulbenkian Foundation Prize Madalena de Azeredo Perdigão for the performance Flatland I in 2004 and was one of the five finalists of the Sonae Media Art Prize 2015 with her installation Parasomnia, amongst other prizes. She is the author of novels including Banquet (finalist for the APEL Novel Prize 2012), and has been a writer for the prestigious Jornal de Letras since 2017. The story in this issue is taken from her 2017 collection Dias Úteis (Working Days), which contains one story for each day of the week.



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Issue No. 25

Patrícia Portela

TR. Rahul Bery

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Issue No. 25

‘Not my name. I live on the streets of an era in which saying one’s name is a cause for suspicion… The name I...

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June 2015

Uneasy Lies the Head

William Watkin

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June 2015

Last October I was standing in my kitchen, waiting for espresso to trickle from the spout of our imposing...

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May 2011

Short Cuts

Charles Boyle

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May 2011

1.. Whatever it is that the literature department of Arts Council England (ACE) is for, it can’t be for...

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Issue No. 11

Forgotten Sea

Alexander Christie-Miller

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Issue No. 11

I. As I stood on the flanks of the Kaçkar Mountains where they slope into the Black Sea near...

 

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