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João Reis

Photo credit: Ana Neto

João Reis

João Reis (1985) is a Portuguese writer and literary translator. His books are published in Portugal, the USA, Brazil, Serbia and Georgia. He writes both in Portuguese and English. The Translator’s Bride was his first work to be translated into English, and his novel Bedraggling Grandma with Russian Snow was longlisted for the 2022 Dublin Literary Award. He’s also the author of The Devastation of Silence (longlisted for Prémio Oceanos 2019), Quando Servi Gil Vicente (shortlisted for Prémio Fernando Namora 2020), Se com Pétalas ou Ossos (2021), Cadernos da Água (2022) and An Atavic Fear of Hailstorms (2023).

João Reis is published by Open Letter Books

Photo credit: Ana Neto

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The Devastation of Silence by João Reis, 2022

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