Born in 1960, Bernardo Carvalho is a Brazilian writer, journalist and translator. He was the editor of essay supplement Folhetim and correspondent for Folha de S.Paulo in Paris and New York. . He made his debut writing fiction with the short story collection Aberração (1993). He also published the novels Teatro (1998), Nove Noites (2002, which won the Portugal Telecom Award for Brazilian Literature and the Machado de Assis prize, awarded by the Rio de Janeiro National Library), Mongólia (2003, won the APCA award the following year), O Sol Se Põe em S.Paulo (2007) and Filho da Mãe (2009), all of which were published in Portugal by Cotovia. In 2014, he received the Jabuti award once again for Reprodução, his latest book, which has just been published by Quetzal. He is considered one of the most significant names in the new generation of Brazilian literature and his work has been translated into more than 10 languages.