Brazilian Literature

Blood-Drenched Beard by Daniel Galera

By 09 December, 2014

Blood-Drenched Beard by Daniel Galera, one of Granta’s Best Young Brazilian Novelists, is an unconventional crime novel. After his father’s suicide, the nameless protagonist, a depressed and aimless PE teacher, arrives in the sleepy beach town of Garopaba... Read Article

Brazil’s New Literary Encounters

By 03 September, 2014

While Brazilian music, cinema and sport have been making waves outside of the country for some time, Brazilian literature remains largely unread outside the country’s borders, with relatively few works translated for English readers. However, in recent years... Read Article

Nowhere People by Paulo Scott

By 17 July, 2014

With Nowhere People, Paulo Scott has written one of the most daring novels of Brazil’s contemporary literary scene. It is a work which gives a voice to the underclass of Brazil’s indigenous population, and addresses the delicate relationship... Read Article

Flipping Brazilian Literature On Its Side

By 01 November, 2013

Snape Maltings – an ornate/rustic (they can co-exist) micro village built for Benjamin Britten recitals and related hijinks – was the setting for the inaugural FlipSide festival, an event billed as “a festival of Brazilian literature and music.”... Read Article