Bookclub Of The Air: Baltasar And Blimunda GUEST: NAOMI MONIZ Director of Portuguese Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Georgetown University Listeners are cordially invited into the Talk of the Nation virtual living room for a discussion of Baltasar and Blimunda by Portuguese writer Jose Saramago. The book is an irreverent tale of horror and love, set in 18th century Portugal. A seemingly mismatched couple discover the magic of erotic love in the midst of the terrors of the Inquisition. In 1998 Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. His work includes poetry, essays, plays, a journal and 10 novels. Join guest host Madeleine Brand for a discussion of Baltasar and Blimunda.