R$200,000 São Paulo Literary Award Shortlist Announced

Premio Sao Paulo Literatura 2011

The Prêmio São Paulo de Literatura (São Paulo Literary Award) may be relatively new, but it is already among the most prestigious book prizes in Brazil. Established by São Paulo State’s Secretary of Culture four years ago, it has become a favorite among Brazilian writers because of its hefty cash prizes. Two prizes are given: one for “best book” takes home R$200,000 (more than US$127,000), and a debut writer is also rewarded with the same significant sum. In fact, this is the highest cash literary award offered in Brazil.

This year, 221 novels were submitted for the São Paulo Literary Award, and earlier this month the shortlist for the 2011 edition was unveiled:

Best Book Shortlist

  • Azul-corvo by Adriana Lisboa (Rocco)
  • Paisagem com dromedário by Carola Saavedra (Companhia das Letras)
  • Minha mãe se matou sem dizer adeus by Evandro Affonso Ferreira (Record)
  • Do fundo do poço se vê a lua by Joca Reiners Terron (Companhia das Letras)
  • Bolero de Ravel by Menalton Braff (Global)
  • Chá das cinco com o vampiro by Miguel Sanches Neto (Objetiva)
  • Poeira: demônios e maldições by Nelson de Oliveira (Língua Geral)
  • Traduzindo Hannah by Ronaldo Wrobel (Record)
  • Passageiro do fim do dia by Rubens Figueiredo (Companhia das Letras)
  • Os negócios extraordinários de um certo Juca Peralta by Sérgio Mudado (Crisálida)

Best Debut Authors Shortlist

  • Os Malaquias by Andréa del Fuego (Língua Geral)
  • Perácio – Relato Psicótico by Bráulio Mantovani (LeYa)
  • A ilusão da alma: biografia de uma ideia fixa by Eduardo Giannetti (Companhia das Letras)
  • Prosa de papagaio by Gabriela Guimarães Gazzinelli (Record)
  • Inúteis luas obscenas by Hélio Pólvora (Casarão do Verbo)
  • Manhã do Brasil by Luis Alberto Brandão (Scipione)
  • Os unicórnios by Marcelo Cid (7 Letras)
  • Método prático da guerrilha by Marcelo Ferroni (Companhia das Letras)
  • O dom do crime by Marco Lucchesi (Record)
  • Lugar by Reni Adriano (Tinta Negra)
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One Comment

  1. Posted July 1, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Talvez eu vou comecar de escrever, ganhando dinheiro assim, que motivacao!