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Lucchesi, Marco

Marco Lucchesi was born in Rio de Janeiro from a Tuscan family, in December, 1963. Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters and Cavaliere of the Italian Republic, he worked for many years as editor of reviews and facsimiles at the National Library. He has published essays, fiction and poetry, and besides the awards he received for Crime Gift, Marco Lucchesi won the Ars Latin Award, in Romenia, for his essay Fictions from a Western Cabinet, in 2009; the Alphonsus Guimarães Award, for Sky Meridian and Bestiary, in 2006; the João Fagundes de Meneses Award for The Odysseus Memory, in 2004, among many others. He translated authors from many different languages, as Rumi, Rilke, Umberto Eco, Primo Levi, Khlebnikov, Süsskind, and the poems of Doctor Jhivago. Now he is writing his second novel, which will take place during the Paraguay War, and will be delivered by the end of 2012.

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