Bruno Vieira Amaral
Bruno Vieira Amaral (1978) is a writer, translator, literary critic and Assistant Editor at LER magazine. His debut novel As Primeiras Coisas (The former things), published in 2013, picked up four major literary prizes – Time Out Lisboa’s 2013 Book of the Year award, the 2013 Fernando Namora Literary Prize, the 2013 PEN Narrative Prize and the 2015 José Saramago Prize.
His second novel Hoje Estarás Comigo no Paraíso (Today you will be with me in paradise) came out in 2017 and received the Tabula Rasa Prize, as well as the Oceanos Prize for Literature in Portuguese Language in the fiction category.
Read an excerpt from his first novel The Former Things