Herkunft: Brasil

Djamila Ribeiro

born in 1980, is a Brazilian writer, journalist, feminist, and philosopher as well as blogger and online activist. She studied political philosophy in São Paulo and subsequently worked as a columnist for »CartaCapital«. In 2016 she was appointed Deputy Secretary for Human Rights and Citizenship Affairs in the Municipality of

Charles Trocate

born in 1977, is a writer, philosopher, and educator. He has been involved in the field of social activism since 1992 and is a member of the Movement for Popular Sovereignty in Mining – MAM. He writes poetry and political texts on Brazil’s colonial history, the labour movement, Brazil’s international

Bernardo Carvalho

Bernardo Carvalho was born in 1960 in Rio de Janeiro. The qualified journalist worked as a foreign correspondent in the early 1990s for the Brazilian daily newspaper »Folha de São Paulo« in Paris and New York, before going on to translate Oliver Sacks and Bruce Chatwin into Brazilian and then

Angélica Freitas

Angélica Freitas was born in Pelotas, Brazil in 1973. She studied journalism at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), lived in Porto Alegre for a few years, and then moved to São Paulo to work for various newspapers and magazines. She left the capital in 2006 and

Ana Maria Machado

Ana Maria Machado was born in 1941 in Rio de Janeiro and is, alongside Lygia Bojunga and Ruth Rocha, one of the most significant children’s book authors in Brazil.  She started her career as a painter in Rio de Janeiro and New York. After studying Romance languages she did a

Ana Paula Maia

After having worked in a few jobs related to these areas, she launched her debut novel, »O habitante das falhas subterrâneas« (tr: Inhabitant of the underground faults), in 2003. The book was very influenced by the classic »The catcher in the rye«, by J. D. Salinger, and its story was

Ana Maria Gonçalves

Ana Maria Gonçalves was born in Ibiá, Minas Gerais, in 1970. In 2002 the author and former English professor abandoned the career as a publicist in São Paulo and went to Itaparica Island (Bahia), where she spent six months writing her first novel »Ao lado e à margem do que

Alberto Mussa

Alberto Mussa was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1961. He studied Mathematics briefly, before taking up Language and Literature Studies at the University of Rio de Janeiro.  Aside from Tupi, the language of Brazil’s original inhabitants, he studied various African languages, amongst them Yoruba, the language of the

Adriana Lunardi

Adriana Lunardi was born in Xaxin, in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, in 1964. She studied Communications and worked as a journalist and in the advertising industry. She currently writes texts and screenplays for Brazilian television, and, among other things, she writes the documentary series »Expedições«, which reports on