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Brazil Announces Names of 70 Writers Attending the Frankfurt Book Fair

Author Carola Saavedra will be one of 70 authors representing Brazil at the Frankfurt Book Fair this October. (Photo: Andrea Marques)

The National Library Foundation of Brazil announced the names of 70 Brazilian writers representing the country at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, where Brazil will be Guest of Honor.  Read More

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The Oscars of Brazilian Literature Go To…

Jabuti book prize trophy

Portuguese author Valter Hugo Mãe won the Portugal Telecom Grand Prize, while—for the first time—two women, Mariam Leitão and Stella Maris Rezende, won both the Jabuti’s Non Fiction and Fiction book of the year awards. Read More

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Brazil’s YA Phenomenon: Author Luisa Geisler

Luisa Geisler was selected by both Granta and Machado magazines as a top author

This 21-year-old author is on top of Brazil’s YA literary scene. She’s garnered praise from book critics, mainstream magazines and readers, and she’s also won several literary prizes.  Read More

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Bernardo Carvalho: Brazil’s Contemporary Joseph Conrad

Bernardo Carvalho’s recent books are published by Companhia das Letras (photo by Adriana Vichi)

Journalist, adventurer, curiosity seeker, novelist Brazilian readers took notice of Bernardo Carvalho’s talent in the 1980s, on the pages of the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper — in which the Rio de Janeiro – born writer  …  Read More

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“Machado” Lit Mag to Launch at Frankfurt to Promote Brazilian Writers Abroad

Machado de Assis

Machado, a new literary magazine, will be launched at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Published in English and Spanish, it aims to promote new, young Brazilian writers abroad.  Read More

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