Maria José Silveira, writer, and translator, graduated in Communication and Anthropology, with a Master’s Degree in Political Science. For several years, she worked as an editor and publisher. Since the huge success of her first novel, Her Mother’s Mother’s Mother and Her Daughters, she dedicates herself exclusively to writing and has a vast work of awarded adult, children and YA books, many of them adopted by government programs. She has also written three plays, all staged. Born in Goiânia, she currently lives in São Paulo, Brazil.