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Sérgio Rodrigues (Brazil, 1962) has worked as a journalist for most major newspapers and magazines in the country. For the last few years he has written a national column about the history of words and other language issues, as well as one of the top blogs about literature in Portuguese, Todoprosa (todoprosa.com.br). His debut as a fiction writer came in 2000 with the critically acclaimed short story collection O homem que matou o escritor [The man who killed the writer], a handful of variations around one theme: why do we write at all? He is the author of four books in various genres. The most recent is the darkly comic dystopian novel As sementes de Flowerville [The Seeds of Flowerville], launched in 2006. He lives in Rio de Janeiro with his wife and two children.