Edney Silvestre is an award-winning novelist, writer, and journalist. From 1991 to 2002, he was an international correspondent for newspaper O Globo and network TV Globo in New York. From 2012 to 2020, he presented the TV show Globo News Literatura. His first novel, If I Close My Eyes Now, which won the prestigious Jabuti Prize, was published in seven countries and adapted into a TV series aired by TV Globo in 2019. His second novel, Happiness Is Easy, was published in the UK, France, and Germany to great acclaim.