Gonçalo M. Tavares

Writer, playwright and poet, acclaimed as one of the most outstanding literary voices in Portuguese.

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Gonçalo M. Tavares (Luanda, 1970) studied Physics and Art and taught classes in Epistemology at the Technical University of Lisbon. Even though he published his first novel at the beginning of this century, he is already considered as the best Portuguese writer of his generation and one of the most influential writers in Europe, with a highly original personal literary world that has received enormous praise from the critics.

Among his prolific output we find various series of novels, such as the tetralogy of “black books” which aim to investigate the role of evil, made up of Un hombre: Klaus Klump: A Man (Dalkey Archive Press, 2014), Joseph Walser’s Machine (Dalkey Archive Press, 2012), Jerusalem (Dalkey Archive Press, 2009) and Learning to Pray in the Age of Technique (Dalkey Archive Press, 2011). Another highlight is the series of ten short tales that aim to provide a history based on fiction, grouped together in English as The Neighborhood (2015).

Update: 23/01/2019 12:00 am