Joao Paulo Cuenca

writer and filmmaker (via video)

João Paulo Cuenca is an Argentine-Brazilian writer and filmmaker born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is the author of six books and some of his novels have been translated into eight languages. I found out I was dead won the Machado de Assis Prize of best novel of the year, awarded by Brazil's National Library in 2017. In 2007, he was selected by the Hay Festival and by the organizers of the Bogotá World Book Capital as one of the 39 highest profile Latin American writers under the age of 39. He has also been selected for the very first ever issue Best of Young Brazilian Novelists of the literary magazine Granta in 2012.

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