Rui Zink (b.1961 Lisbon) is an acclaimed Portuguese writer and an Associate Professor of Portuguese Literature at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He has published eight novels, including his debut Hotel Lusitano (1987, re-released in 2011), Os Surfistas (The Surfers, 2001), Dádivadivina (Gift from God, which won the 2005 Portuguese PEN Club prize) and O Destino Turístico (The Tourist Destination, 2008). He also writes children’s books, of which O bebé que…não gostava de televisão (The boy who did not like television, 2004) has been translated into English. His story ‘O bicho da escrita’ (The writing bug) was shortlisted for the Pushcart Prize. He was also included in the Best European Fiction 2012 (Dalkey Archive Press).
He will be our guest at UC Berkeley from September 25th to October 2nd. He will give three lectures about some of his texts (The Color of the Crime, Tomorrow the Waters Will Arrive and The Magic Word) on September 26th, 28th and 30th at Dwinelle 105, from 10am to 11am.
Rui Zink will give a conference in 136 Barrows Hall, on September 29th at 12:30pm, under the title “Escrever Ficção em Tempos Loucos: Um Manual de Sobrevivência.”