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JosÉ luís peixoto

      Hailed as one of the most gifted writers of his country, José Luís Peixoto was born in 1974 in Galveias, in the region of Alentejo, Portugal. He studied Modern Languages and Literatures at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Since 2000, Peixoto has published ten titles (4 novels, 3 fiction books and 3 poetry collections). He is a three-time winner of the Jovens Criadores Prize. His first novel, Nenhum Olhar (published as Blank Gaze in the UK by Bloomsbury and as The Implacable Order of Things in the USA by Doubleday/Anchor/Random House) was shortlisted in all major literary awards in Portugal and won the Jose Saramago Literary Award — delivered every two years for the best novel written in all Portuguese-speaking countries. Nenhum Olhar was selected by Financial Times as one of their best books of 2007. It was selected in Portugal by Expresso as one of their best books of the decade. Peixoto's first fiction, Morreste-me (published in the UK as You died on me, Warwick Review, 2010) was selected by Visão as one of their best books of the decade. In 2003, he wrote the short-story collection Antidote in a joint project with heavy-metal band Moonspell, bringing in new readers from around the world. In 2007, his novel Cemitério de Pianos (published as The Piano Cemetery in the UK) won the Calamo Award for the best translated novel published in Spain. In 2008, Peixoto received the Daniel Faria Poetry Award. Peixoto's poetry and short-stories have appeared in a great number of anthologies on dozens of languages. All his novels have been internationally acclaimed.

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