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Gonçalo M. Tavares was born in Luanda in 1970 and teaches Theory of Science in Lisbon. He published his first book in 2001. Since then, translations of his work have been published in fifty countries. Tavares has received literary awards in several genres, among them the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger 2010, which has so far been given to authors like Robert Musil, Philip Roth, Gabriel García Márquez, and Elias Canetti; the Prix Littéraire Européen 2011; and the Prémio Portugal Telecom in 2007 and 2011. Other awards include the Saramago Prize, the SPA Author’s Prize, and the Grand Prix of Romance and Novel of the Portuguese Writers’ Association (APE).
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