We've been sent this info about a book launch on Thursday 19 June (more info here):
The Embassy of Brazil in
has the pleasure to invite you to
the second session of Brazilian Topics at the Embassy for 2014, on
Thursday, 19 June. Wellington
Brazilian author Diego D’Albuquerque will be visiting
Zealand to launch his book Branquinho, o Dognauta,
which has been translated by Peter Dowling and published for the first time in
English as Snowy, the Doganaut by Libro International in .
Please see in the poster attached all events planned during his visit to New Zealand Auckland and .
At the Embassy of Brazil, Diego will do a book reading with kids and also give a presentation about Brazilian children’s literature for adults, together with publisher/translator Peter Dowling.
This special session of Brazilian Topics at the Embassy will be divided into two parts:
1. Reading of the book with kids and book launch. From 4 pm to 5.30 pm. Event suited for children of all ages, but in particular from 5 to 10 years old, and accompanying adults. Reservations: http://goo.gl/wsIbCT
2. Presentation about the Brazilian children's literature market. From 5.30 pm to 7 pm. Event suited for adults and older kids (from 10 years old). Reservations: http://goo.gl/E2Duaq
The book will be available for purchase for NZ$ 20.
About the book:
Snowy is a dog with a difference — an alien canine with ears where he should have eyes, eyes in the back of his head, a tail on the side of his body. He wears a helmet and walks on two legs. A boy finds him in Earth and decides to take him to a veterinarian. Will he be able to transform him into a normal dog, even if he has to travel to Pluto to do it?
About the author:
Diego D’Albuquerque was only 8 years old when he wrote Branquinho, O Dognauta. He became the youngest published author when Branquinho was released in 1982. He later graduated in Social Communication from the PUC (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro) and has pursued a career in television and advertising as a scriptwriter and editor. Diego lives with his wife in
Rio de Janeiro
About the translator and publisher:
Peter Dowling is the director of Oratia Media, a publishing services company that also publishes Libro International books. He has had a long career in book and magazine publishing in
and overseas. Peter fell under the spell of New Zealand when living there in 1990
and has returned as often as possible. Peter is an experienced translator and
fluent speaker of Brazilian Portuguese. He now lives west of Brazil with his wife and two children. Auckland
The Embassy of Brazil has moved to Level 13, 10 Customhouse Quay,
Tower, . See map below. Wellington
Please keep in mind that building access closes at 6 pm.
If you have any problems registering through the links above, please send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (04) 473 3521.
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