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Kairós, Inferno Dominate Brazil’s Bestseller Lists for May

Kairos by Padre Macello Rossi

Bestselling phenomenon Father Marcelo Rossi’s new book Kairós shot to the top of the bestseller list of books by Brazilian authors, while Dan Brown and Rick Riordan took the top two slots in May among foreign authors. 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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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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23-Year-Old Wins Barco a Vapor Award

Irley Thiago de Oliveira, photo Divulgação

By Maria Fernanda Rodrigues Irley Thiago de Oliveira, 23, left the small town of Cajazeiras, on the Northeast of Brazil, to live in Curtitiba, in the South. There, he studied literature and cinema. In his […] Read More

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19th Century Brazilian Novel is Among Woody Allen’s Favorites

Machado de Assis Posthumous Memoirs

A Brazilian novel written by Machado de Assis in the 19th century is among filmmaker and comic-writer Woody Allen’s top five favorite books. The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas (as translated by Oxford University Press […] Read More

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