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Granta Announces Selection of 20 Best Young Brazilian Writers


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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April 2012 Bestsellers


The Brazilian book market is strong on translations, and only five titles among the 20 bestselling books in April were written by Brazilian authors. Read More

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2 Portuguese, 8 Brazilians Hit 2011 Portugal Telecom Prize Shortlist

2010 Winner of the Portugal Telecom Prize: Brazilian author Chico Buarque for Leite Derramado

By Maria Fernanda Rodrigues Two Portuguese novelists and eight Brazilians are battling it out for the 2011 Portugal Telecom Prize, honoring the best novel written in Portuguese and released in Brazil. The winner takes home […] Read More

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“Best of Brazil” Story Anthology Banned for Obscenity

Os Cem Melhores Contos

The short story anthology Os cem melhores contos brasileiros do século (The 100 Best Brazilian Short Stories of the Century), published by Objetiva, was purchased in bulk by the government for use in public schools […] 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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