Jose Luis Peixoto is a literary rockstar in his native Portugal. He’s published 10 books ranging from fiction to poetry and continues to be one of the top sellers in Portugal. A recipient of the Jose Saramago (the author of Blindness, which was made into a movie starring Julianne Moore) Literary Award, his translated novels have been published by Doubleday/Anchor/Random House. He’s in the Bay Area for a few days and will have copies of his new book, Antidote for sale.
As if there wasn’t enough reason to come to the slam this Wednesday for the F$%^ Yeah Valentine’s show with our awesome feature, Sarah Griff. Here’s another huge reason. If you didn’t already know, the Berkeley Slam is committed to bringing among the best in literary arts to the Bay Area on a weekly basis.