The Lusophone Coffee Hour (Café Lusófono) series returns on March 23 with a presentation by guest speaker Anthony De Sa.
A Portuguese-Canadian author, De Sa will discuss “The Cultural Embrace” from 4 to 5:30pm in the Ross Building South, Room 562.
The author looks back at the fundamental events in his Portuguese upbringing – social and political – that informed his writing and shaped his character.
De Sa grew up in Toronto’s Portuguese community. His short fiction has been published in several North American literary magazines. His first book, Barnacle Love, was critically acclaimed and became a finalist for the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2009 Toronto Book Award. His new novel, Kicking the Sky, was a finalist for the 2014 LIBRIS award, the 2014 Canadian Authors Association Literary award, and the 2014 Toronto Book Award.
De Sa graduated from University of Toronto and Queen’s University. He is currently a teacher-librarian at Michael Power/St. Joseph High School. He lives in Toronto with his wife and three boys.
The event is free. Light refreshments will be served.