Gonçalo M. Tavares

The portuguese author Gonçalo M. Tavares was born in Luanda, in 1970. He is a writer and professor of epistemology at Lisbon University and has had numerous works published over the past two decades – novels, essays, poetry, plays, tales and other unclassifi able forms of writing, for which he has won a number of prestigious prizes.  ese include Best Foreign Book 2010 in France for Learning to Pray In the Age of Technique, and the José Saramago Prize for young writers, the Prêmio Ler/Millennium BCP and the Portugal Telecom de Literatura em Língua Portuguesa, all three for Jerusalem. Gonçalo M. Tavares is considered one of the leading lights of Portuguese contemporary literature.

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