Monday, June 13, 2005

Jose Saramago in Ottawa

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"Mr. Saramago - one of the most acclaimed writers in the world today - read in Portuguese from his novel Blindness, and was interviewed in French by the Governor General on his life as a novelist, his works and his writing techniques.
Founded in 1997, the Ottawa International Writers Festival presents to the public hundreds of critically acclaimed authors, bestsellers and emerging voices.
The evening was presented in association with the Portuguese Embassy and the University of Ottawa." (press)

The stunning Louise Dennys makes her entrance into the Library and Archives auditorium awaiting the José Saramago reading.

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson accompanies Nobel Prize Winner, José Saramago. Ian E. Wilson, The Librarian and Archivist of Canada, is on left side.

In the lobby with Don McKellar with Niv Fichman. Mr. McKellar read from Saramago's novel, Blindness.

I know, he's out of focus. But I like the sharp suit.

Adrienne Clarkson makes her entrance.

José Saramago speaks in French to the audience and reads from his novel in Portuguese. Unfortunately, the translation receivers that were rented from TelAV Ottawa prior to the reading did not work, leaving many frustrated listeners in the audience.

Don McKellar reads from Saramago's novel, Blindness.

Mr. Saramago congratulates Don McKellar after his reading. Note the rarely witnessed Nobel Prize Secret Handshake. (Hehehe)

Adrienne Clarkson in conversation during break before the on-stage interview.

One of the many, many books signed late Sunday evening by Mr. Saramago.

The last twelve books signed by Mr. Saramago for OIWF's director, Neil Wilson.

Nobel Prize Winner, José Saramago.


Blogger Isabella said...

Great pics. Thanks for bringing them to my attention. (I too like the sharp suit.) I hope you enjoyed the event.

Monday, June 13, 2005 4:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Pearl said...

Gorgeous photos. But what did he say? I'd have loved to have heard him.

Thursday, June 16, 2005 6:22:00 AM  

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