Jean Wyllys

born in 1974 in Bahia, is a Brazilian politician, author, and journalist. After studying literature and linguistics, he worked as a university lecturer. He published his reports in various books and newspapers. He is a member of the Partido Socialismo e Liberdade and was one of the first openly homosexual members of the Brazilian National […]

Zsófia Bán

Portrait Zsófia Bán

Zsófia Bán was born in 1957 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1969, she returned with her parents to their home country, Hungary. After studying English and Romance Languages from 1976 to 1981 in Budapest, she studied in Lisbon, Minneapolis, and New Brunswick, curated exhibitions and worked as a doctoral fellow at the Hungarian Academy […]

Ricardo Aleixo

Portrait Ricardo Aleixo

Ricardo Aleixo was born in 1960 in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. Being specially recognized for his visual and social poetry, permeated with ironies, he is considered one of the most innovating Brazilian contemporary poets. His production mixes several artistic languages, revealing connections with concretism and ethno-poetry. His first contact with art was through music when […]

Ricardo Azevedo

Portrait Ricardo Azevedo

The author and illustrator Ricardo Azevedowas born in the Brazilian megacity of Sáo Paulo in 1949 and is one of the most renowned writers for literature for children and young adults of his nation. After studying Visual Communication at university, he worked in advertising before writing his master’s thesis on popular stories in children’s literature […]

Reinaldo Moraes

Portrait Reinaldo Moraes

Reinaldo Moraes was born in São Paulo in 1950. Graduated in Management, he is a writer, translator and screenwriter. His debut in literature took place in 1981, when he published »Tanto faz« (tr: Whatever), which today is considered an 80’s classic. »I think it (that finding him in these days) is the same as discovering […]

Rafael Cardoso

Portrait Rafael Cardoso

born in 1964 in Rio de Janeiro and raised in the USA, is a Brazilian writer and art historian. Two of his works deal with the life story of his great-grandfather Hugo Simon, which also led him to Berlin, where he has lived since 2012. Other works deal with the history of Brazilian art. In […]

Pieta Poeta

Portrait Pieta Poeta

is a Brazilian teacher and artist active in literature and visual arts in parallel with his biology classes. He has participated in many national and international poetry slams and spoken words events with great success since 2016 and published many books and zines.

Paulo Henriques Britto

Portrait Paulo Henriques Britto

Paulo Henriques Britto was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1951. He began studying Film at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1972 and moved back to Rio de Janeiro the following year to study Linguistics. Passionate about the rock legends Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison, Britto began translating poetry and pop lyrics as […]

Paulo Lins

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1958 and grew up in Brazil’s most notorious favela, known to its residents as Cidade de Deus, the City of God. The writer, anthropologist and teacher used his personal experiences as the basis of his 1997 novel ‘Cidade de Deus’. The book, which he worked on for over eight years, […]

Paulo Scott

Portrait Paulo Scott

Paulo Scott was born in Porto Alegre in 1966. He grew up in a working class neighbourhood and started to write poetry in 1979. As a young adult he got involved in movements in the defence of human rights. At university, Scott was an active member of the student political movement and he also took […]

Patrícia Melo

The writer, screenwriter and playwright Patrícia Melo was born in Assis in the Brazilian state of São Paulo in 1962. She moved to the capital in 1978 and studied at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. She then worked as a scriptwriter for various Brazilian TV projects and a […]