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Granta Announces Selection of 20 Best Young Brazilian Writers

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Granta announced it’s The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists issue. All of the 20 writers are under 40 years old, and the magazine calls them most promising names of the generation born since 1972. Read More

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Agape Jr. Brings Brazil’s All-Time Bestseller to Kids

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Priest Marcelo Rossi, author of Brazil’s current bestselling book, has written a children’s book, published by Globo Livro. Read More

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100 Years of Jorge Amado

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Second only to Paulo Coelho in terms of translation abroad, Brazilian author Jorge Amado would have turned 100 this year. Festivities will take place around the world to celebrate his work. Read More

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Ferreira Gullar, Laurentino Gomes Win Jabuti Books of the Year Awards

Laurentino Gomes and Ferreira Gullar, Premio Jabuti 2011

The 53rd Prêmio Jabuti, perhaps the most prestigious and important awards in the Brazilian publishing industry, were awarded earlier this month. Among the winners were Ferreira Gullar who took home Fiction Book of the Year […] Read More

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Author Rubens Figueiredo Wins Portugal Telecom Prize

Marina Colasanti, Rubens Figueiredo  and Gonçalo M. Tavares

The Portugal Telecom Literature Prize [Prêmio Portugal Telecom de Literatura], honors the best novel written in Portuguese and released in Brazil. The winner takes home a generous R$100,000 (US$59,000), the runner-up receives R$35,000 and the […] Read More

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