Herkunft: Brasil

Milton Hatoum

Milton Hatoum was born in the Brazilian city of Manaus in 1952, the son of a Lebanese immigrant married to a Brazilian. He first studied architecture in São Paulo, where he worked as a journalist. He then travelled on a scholarship to Madrid, Barcelona and Paris, where he studied comparative

MC Martina

born in Rio de Janeiro in 1998, is a rapper and slam poet. She founded Slam Laje, a spoken word battle in the Complexo do Alemão favela, where she also lives. She is a member of the collective Poetas Favelados, which performs poetic actions in public spaces. In her work,

Marina Colasanti

Marina Colasanti was born in Asmara, Eritrea, when it was an Italian colony. She went to Italy during the Second World War, then to Brazil in 1948. Colasanti began studying art at the National School of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro in 1952. After several exhibitions she began to

Márcia Tiburi

Born in 1970, is a Brazilian artist, philosopher, and writer. She taught philosophy in Brazil for 20 years before leaving the country in 2018 due to death threats under the Bolsonaro government. She is currently a visiting professor at the University of Paris 8 in France. She has published six

Marçal Aquino

Marçal Aquino was born in 1958 in Amparo, in south-eastern Brazil. As a child he was already fascinated by cinema, comics and the oral traditions of his rural home, and wanted to become a writer in order to be able to tell his own stories. He studied Journalism in Campinas

Luiz Ruffato

Luiz Ruffato was born in 1961 in the region of Minas Gerais in southwest Brazil. The grandchild of Italian immigrants, his mother was an illiterate laundress and his father was a semi-illiterate popcorn seller. In his native city, he performed several activities as a clerk and textile worker, until he

Leonardo Tonus

Leonardo Tonus is a professor at the Sorbonne in Paris. He is considered one of the most renowned experts on contemporary Brazilian literature and has been awarded numerous prizes, including the »Chevalier des Palmes Académiques« (2014) and the »Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres« (2015) by the French government. He

Júlio Emílio Braz

Júlio Emílio Braz was born in 1959 in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. At the age of five, he moved with his parents to Rio de Janeiro where he grew up in favelas. From a very early age, reading and writing played a central role in his life. Always eager

José Eduardo Agualusa

José Eduardo Agualusa was born in Huambo, Angola, in 1960. He studied agriculture and forestry in Lisbon, but as a student he began to write journalistic and literary texts. His début novel »A Conjura« (tr: The Conspiracy) was published in Portugal and Angola in 1989. Since then, he has published

João Paulo Cuenca

João Paulo Cuenca was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1978. He gave his literary debut in 2003 with the novel »Corpo Presente« (tr: Body Present), in which the driven protagonist wanders the streets of Rio de Janeiro in the search for lost feelings and hunting doomed love affairs, while

Gabriel Bianconi Fernandes

is an agronomist with a degree from the University of São Paulo and a PhD on History of Science and Technology at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He was a member of the National Commission of Agroecology and currently works as a technical advisor with Brazilian NGOs and

Ferréz (Reginaldo Ferreira da Silva)

Ferréz, whose real name is Reginaldo Ferreira da Silva, was born in Favela Valo Velho in the southern outskirts of São Paulo in 1975. His pen name pays homage to two Brazilian folk heroes: the well-known Lampião (actually Virgulino Ferreira) from the north east of Brazil and Zumbi, the legendary