António Tavares (writer)

António Tavares (born 1960), is an AngolanPortuguese author and writer.[1] He is also a journalist, teacher and Portuguese politician.[2]

António Tavares
António Tavares

Alma materUniversity of Coimbra
Years active1980–present

Personal lifeEdit

He was born in 1960 in Lobito, Angola.[3] In 1975 at the age of 15, he moved to Portugal following the process of decolonization in Africa. Then he attended high school in Porto. Later, he graduated in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra. He later obtained a post-graduate degree in Communication Law from the same university.[4] After the graduation, he started to work as a teacher in secondary education at High School Domingos Rebelo (Escola Secundária Domingos Rebelo), in Ponta Delgada, and later at Dr. Joaquim de Carvalho School (Escola Secundária Dr. Joaquim de Carvalho), in Figueira da Foz.[1]

Meanwhile, he entered Portuguese politics and he became the mayor in the municipality of Figueira da Foz from 2005 to 2009 as a non-executive, and later as an executive in the areas of Culture, Urbanism and Environment from 2009 to 2013. From 2013 to 2017, Tavares is vice president of the municipality.[2]


In 2013, he received an honorable mention in the Alves Redol Prize for the novel 'O Tempo Adormeceu sob o Sol da Tarde'. Tavares wrote the popular novel As Palavras que Me Deverão Guiar um Dia in which he was a finalist in the 2013 Leya Prize.[1] However, in 2015 he won the Leya Award for the novel O Coro dos Defuntos (The Choir of the Dead). He also founded the regional newspaper 'A Linha do Oeste' and the magazine 'Litorais'.[4][2]

Author workEdit

  • Trilogia da Arte de Matar – (theater play)
  • Gémeos 6 – (theater play)
  • O Menino Rei – (theater play)
  • Luís Cajão, O Homem e o Escritor
  • Manuel Fernandes Thomás e a Liberdade de Imprensa
  • Redondo Júnior e o Teatro
  • Arquétipos e Mitos da Psicologia Social Figueirense
  • Figueira da Foz, Erros do Passado, Soluções para o Futuro – (2013)
  • As Palavras que Me Deverão Guiar um Dia – (2013)
  • O Coro dos Defuntos – (2015)
  • Todos os Dias Morrem Deuses – (2017)


  1. ^ a b c "António Tavares vence Prémio Leya 2015". observador. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "António Tavares wins LeYa Prize". expresso. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  3. ^ "António Tavares". portaldaliteratura. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  4. ^ a b "António Tavares wins Leya Prize for a novel about Cova da Beira between 1968 and April 25". publico. Retrieved 27 October 2020.

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