is a writer and journalist. She was born in Porto in 1976 and now lives in Lisboa, where she is a columnist for the radio Antena 1 and a contributor for the newspaper Jornal de Negócios. Between 2005 and 2010 Moreira Marques lived in London, working at the BBC World Service while also a correspondent for Portuguese newspaper Público. Her journalism has won several prizes and her writing has appeared in Granta, Tin House, Lettre International, Feuilleton, and many other international publications. Now and at the Hour of Our Death is her first book.
Now and at the Hour of Our Death
with Roberto Francavilla
Accompanying a palliative care team, Moreira Marques travels to Trás-os-Montes, a forgotten corner of northern Portugal, a rural area abandoned by the young. Crossing great distances where eagles circle over the roads, she visits villages where rural ways of life are disappearing. She listens to families facing death and gives us their stories in their words as well as through her own meditations. Brilliantly blending the immediacy of oral history with the sensibility of philosophical reportage, Moreira Marques’s book speaks about death in a fresh way.
Teatro Sociale, Sunday, September 17, 2 PM
with Marta Silvetti. And Veronique Volpato with Ugo Cornia, Yari Moro with Abdelfattah Kilito.