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Sanches Neto, Miguel

Born in 1965 in Southern Brazil, Miguel Sanches Neto is one of the leading writers of contemporary Brazilian literature. His novels combine human depth, narrative dexterity and critical vision. Coming from a family of uneducated laborers, Sanches Neto was formerly a farmhand, an agricultural technician and a schoolteacher. Today he teaches literature at university level and contributes to Brazil’s major newspapers and magazines. A finalist to the most prestigious national book awards, he received the 2002 Cruz e Sousa Prize and the Binational Brazil-Argentina Arts and Culture Award (2005). His literary output has been continuous, as evidenced by the publication years of his novels: Chove na minha infância (Rain On My Childhood), in 2000; Um amor anarquista (An Anarchist Love), in 2005; A primeira mulher (The First Woman), in 2008; Chá das cinco com o vampiro (Five o’Clock Tea With the Vampire), in 2010; A máquina de madeira (The Wood Word), in 2012; A segunda pátria (The Second Fatherland), in 2015; and a volume of short stories called O móvel mundo (Mobile World) to be published by Companhia das Letras in 2017. “The best author of his generation” – Veja magazine “One of the great writers of our time” – O Globo “An author recognized as one of today’s finest Brazilian writers” – Época magazine

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