Portuguese-American & Portuguese-Canadian Literature

Boavista Press


Café Lusófono organizes literary events to promote literature and global attention to the Portuguese language.

paulo da costa: Bilingual author

Irene Marques: Writer, Poet, Scholar

Azorean connections:

Eduardo Bettencourt Pinto : Palavras no Branco

Norberto Ávila: Azorean poet

Urbano Bettencourt: Pico-born writer

Vamberto Freitas: Nas Duas Margens

Álamo Oliveira:  I No Longer Like Chocolates translated by Diniz Borges and Katharine F. Baker

Read about the Azores:

If you read Portuguese, these two books are a must (sadly, not available in translation). It’s worth learning to read Portuguese just to enjoy these beautiful books:

Açores: O Segredo das Ilhas, João de Melo

As Ilhas Desconhecidas, Raul Brandão

Read about Toronto:

Kicking the Sky, Anthony de Sa

Essential books about Toronto

Reading cities: Books about Toronto


The Saints of little Portugal

Canadian Centre for Azorean Research and Studies

Portuguese Canadian History Project

Artistas Lusos