Adriana Lisboa (Brazil), Thursday 23rd May 2013.
Esteemed as an important contemporary Brazilian writer, Lisboa, has been awarded the prestigious ‘José Saramago Prize’ for her novel Symphony in White, a ‘Japan Foundation Fellowship’, a Brazilian ‘National Library Fellowship’, and the ‘Newcomer of the Year Award’ from the BraziIian section of the ‘International Board on Books for Young People’. Her other books include Hut of the Fallen Persimmons and Crow-Blue which will be published by Bloomsbury later this year.
Biography Adriana Lisboa was born in Rio de Janeiro. She has published eleven books, including six novels, a collection of short stories and prose poetry, and children’s books. Her work has been published in translation in several countries, including France, United States, Mexico, Italy, Sweden, and Switzerland. In 2007, the Hay Festival/Bogota World Book Capital selected her as one of the thirty-nine highest profile Latin American writers under the age of thirty-nine. She has a BA in Music from the Rio de Janeiro Federal State University (UniRio), an MA in Brazilian Literature and a PhD in Comparative Literature (Rio de Janeiro State University, UERJ). Lisboa has lived in France – where she performed as a jazz singer – and currently resides in the United States.
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