Born in Galveias in 1974, José Luís Marques Peixoto is one of Portugal’s most acclaimed and bestselling contemporary novelists & poets. He has a degree in modern languages and literature from the Universidade Nova in Lisbon. His literary work has been translated into twenty languages so far. He has received many distinctions and prestigious awards, among others the José Saramago Prize 2001 and the Libro d’Europa Award 2010, and he was shortlisted for the Portugal Telecom Prize, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Femina Prize.
Translated by Hugo dos Santos
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