Ronaldo Correia de Brito is a dramaturge, novelist, and writer of short stories and crônicas. His novel Galieleia earned him the 2009 Prêmio São Paulo de Literatura for Book of the Year. He was born in Ceará and now lives in Recife, where he earned a medical degree and works as a physician. His short story collections include O amor das sombras (2015), Retratos imorais (2010), Livro dos Homens (2005), and Faca (2003). In addition, he published a collection of crônicas entitled Crônicas para ler na escola (2011). His plays include Baile do Menino Deus, Bandeira de São João, Arlequim, and O Pavão Misterioso. He regularly contributes to various newspapers and magazines in Brazil. His books have been translated into Spanish, French, Italian, German, English, Hebrew, Romanian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, and Finnish. In 2007, he was resident writer at the University of California, Berkeley.