Exhibition celebrates 100 years of writer Salim Miguel at the SC Public Library

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In 2024, the 100th anniversary of the birth of the writer, journalist, editor, literary critic, screenwriter, bookseller and cultural promoter Salim Miguel (1924 - 2016) will be completed. To celebrate the date, the Public Library of Santa Catarina promotes the exhibition "Salim Miguel - 4 Years" from March 4th to April 100th, curated by Adriano Pauli.

The exhibition will present to the public a large part of the author's vast and rich textual production, in a broad panorama. Magazines, newspaper articles and more than 50 books (several with dedications from the author) can be viewed, in addition to the typewriter used for many years by the writer.

"On the 100th anniversary of his birth, let us celebrate the great writer Salim Miguel, who contributed enormously to the culture of our state and the country, obtaining national recognition, with emphasis on the Machado de Assis Prize, received from the Brazilian Academy of Letters by the entire his work", says the curator.

About Salim Miguel

Salim Miguel was born on January 30, 1924, in Kfarsaroun, Lebanon. He arrived in Brazil at the age of 3, in 1927, with his family. The following year, he took up residence in São Pedro de Alcântara (SC) and soon after in Antônio Carlos (SC). From 1931 he lived in Biguaçu (SC) and then, in 1943, in Florianópolis (SC).

In 1947 he participated in the creation of Grupo Sul, an artistic movement responsible for bringing modernism to Santa Catarina. Throughout his career, he published more than 30 books, many of them award-winning, in addition to writing for newspapers and magazines throughout Brazil. In 2002 he received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa, from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) and the Juca Pato Trophy for intellectual of the year, from the Brazilian Union of Writers. In 2009 he was awarded the Machado de Assis Prize from the Brazilian Academy of Letters.

Salim was married to fellow writer, teacher, editor and translator Eglê Malheiros from 1952 until 2016, when the writer passed away at the age of 92 in Brasília (DF).

  Start: 04/03/2024 19:00

  End: 04/04/2024 19:00

  Values: free admission.

Opening: 04/03/2024, at 19pm.
Visitation: until 04/04/2024. Monday to Friday, from 8am to 19pm.

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