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Paulo Scott, born in Porto Alegre in 1966, lives in Rio de Janeiro and works as a writer, translator, playwright, screenwriter and cultural press collaborator. His books, among them three novels, a book of short stories and four books of poetry, have been awarded numerous prizes, such as the Prêmio Fundação Biblioteca Nacional, and shortlisted for renowned prizes like the Prêmio Jabuti and the Prêmio São Paulo de Literatura. His stories Ainda orangotangos (“Still Orangutans”) were adapted as a movie, winning the Milano Film Festival in 2008.
Habitante irreal (“Nowhere People”) is a novel about different people all living on the fringes of Brazilian society. 21-year-old Paulo is disappointed with the country’s social and political development after the military dictatorship. When he meets the homeless indigenous teenager Maína, he is moved by a rare sense of duty. Their love affair will mark both their fates and their struggles will continue in their mestizo son Donato. With this drastically realistic story and his plain language, Scott manages to captivate his readers.
Paulo Scott lends his voice to the forgotten.
One of the most interesting voices in recent fiction.
An audacious story, the novel fizzes with anger.
A raw and passionate tale about love, loss and family. A classic in the making.
The National, Abu Dhabi
O Estado de São Paulo
Scott’s most recent novel, Ithaca Road, leads us to the land down under. The young Maori Narelle comes to Sydney in order to run her brother’s restaurant after he skips town under a burden of debt. Haunted by her violent past, Narelle meets the autistic girl Anna and opens up to another human being for the first time in years.
O ano em que vivi de literatura
Rio de Janeiro: FOZ 2015, 256 p.
Prémio Açorianos 2016
São Paulo: Companhia das Letras 2013, 112 p.
Rio de Janeiro: Alfaguara 2011, 262 p.
Prêmio Fundação Biblioteca Nacional 2012
Prêmio Jabuti 2012, Prêmio São Paulo de Literatura 2012, Prêmio Portugal Telecom de Literatura 2012, Prêmio Bravo 2012 (all finalist)
Croatia: Hena-Com 2017 ● Germany: Wagenbach 2013 ● Portugal: Tinta da China 2014 ● Turkey: Pinhan Publishing ● UK: And other stories 2014
Rio de Janeiro: Objetiva 2005, 208 p.
Prêmio Câmara Rio-Grandense do Livro
Journal O Sul “Revelation of the Year”
Film rights sold
Porto Alegre: Livros do Mal 2003; Bertrand Brasil 2007, 84 p.
Finalist Prêmio Açoriano de literatura
Adapted for the movies by Gustavo Spolidoro, winning the XIII Festival of Milan in 2008
O monstro e o minotauro
A timidez do monstro
Rio de Janeiro: Objetiva 2006, 108 p.
Brésil 25 – 2000-2015
France: Métailié 2015
Cuentos en tránsito. Antología de narrativa brasileña
Buenos Aires: Alfaguara 2014, 225 p.
(Story Encendedor de precipicios)
Geração zero zero
Língua Geral 2011
Os Cem Menores Contos Brasileiros do Século
Editora Ateliê 2004
O início do fim, 2005
Short movie by Gustavo Spolidoro
Jameson Short Film Award; selected for the Sundance Festival 2006