José Saramago

José Saramago was born in 1922 to a family of landless peasants in the little village of Azinhga in the Portuguese province, Ribatejo. Two years later, his family moved to Lisbon. His parents could not afford to send him to secondary school so he attended a technical school where he trained as a mechanic. However, […]

Ana Luísa Amaral

Portrait Ana Luísa Amaral

Ana Luísa Amaral was born in Lisbon in 1956. She studied English and wrote her PhD dissertation on Emily Dickinson. Many of her academic analyses on English and American poetry, comparative poetry, and women’s studies have been published in Portugal and abroad. She is the co-author of a »Dictionary of Feminist Criticism« and is coordinator […]