Articles by Oliver Farry

May 4, 2012

Lost in Translation: The Curious Obscurity of António Lobo Antunes 12

Considered by many to be Portugal’s greatest living writer, António Lobo Antunes’ relative obscurity in the English-speaking world is something of an enigma. Every October his name is among those bandied about for the Nobel Prize, yet mention him to most English speakers, even literary types, and you will be met with terribly blank looks.