Mário de Carvalho

Mário Costa Martins de Carvalho (born 25 September 1944, in Lisbon) is a Portuguese playwright and novelist.

Mário de Carvalho
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BornMário Costa Martins de Carvalho
(1944-09-25)September 25, 1944
Lisbon, Portugal
OccupationPlaywright, novelist
NationalityPortuguese
Period1981–present

LifeEdit

Mario de Carvalho was born in Lisbon, Portugal. He was involved in the resistance against Salazar’s dictatorship (a member of the Portuguese Communist Party), and had an adventurous youth. During his military service he was jailed and tortured (sleep deprived for 11 days), and eventually escaped to Sweden, fleeing the country on foot. After the democratic revolution in 1974 he returned to Portugal and practiced law for many years.

His first book of short stories, published in 1981, marked the beginning of a successful writing career. He has published numerous novels, story collections and plays and has been widely translated. His style is simultaneously versatile and crafted, and his fictions are set in various times and places. A God Strolling in the Cool of the Evening («Um Deus Passeando Pela Brisa da Tarde») won the 1996 Pegasus Prize for Literature and has been translated into English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Greek and Bulgarian. The novel, a historical timeless tale on human nature, received excellent reviews, and is considered a classic in the genre.

He is the father of the Portuguese writer Ana Margarida de Carvalho

WorksEdit

  • Contos da Sétima Esfera (Contos), 1981
  • Casos do Beco das Sardinheiras (Contos), 1982
  • O Livro Grande de Tebas, Navio e Mariana (Romance), 1982
  • A inaudita guerra da Avenida Gago Coutinho (Contos), 1983
  • Fabulário (Contos), 1984
  • Contos Soltos (Contos), 1986
  • A Paixão do Conde de Fróis (Romance), 1986
  • E se Tivesse a Bondade de Me Dizer Porquê?(Folhetim), em colab. com Clara Pinto Correia, 1986
  • Os Alferes (Contos), 1989
  • Quatrocentos Mil Sestércios seguido de O Conde Jano (Novelas), 1991 - Grande Prémio de Conto Camilo Castelo Branco
  • Água em pena de pato (Teatro), 1991
  • Um Deus Passeando pela Brisa da Tarde (Romance), 1994 (A God Strolling in the Cool of the Evening, 1997) - 1996 Pegasus Prize
  • Era Bom que Trocássemos Umas Ideias Sobre o Assunto (Romance), 1995
  • Apuros de um Pessimista em Fuga (Novela), 1999
  • Se Perguntarem por Mim, Não Estou seguido de Haja Harmonia (Teatro), 1999
  • Contos Vagabundos (Contos), 2000
  • Fantasia para dois coronéis e uma piscina (Romance), 2003
  • O Homem que Engoliu a Lua (Infanto-juvenil), 2003
  • A Sala Magenta 2008
  • A Arte de Morrer Longe 2010
  • O Homem do Turbante Verde (Contos), 2011
  • Quando o Diabo Reza, 2011
  • A Liberdade De Pátio, (contos) 2013

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