Richard Zimler’s novels have been translated into 23 languages and have appeared on bestseller lists in 12 different countries. His most recent novel is The Gospel According to Lazarus. The Incandescent Threads, which will be published in 2022, is the latest novel in his Sephardic Cycle, a group of independent works that explore the lives of different generations of a Portuguese-Jewish family. The other works in this series are The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, Hunting Midnight, Guardian of the Dawn and The Seventh Gate. Richard has lived in Portugal since 1990. In 2017, he was awarded Porto’s highest honor, the Medal of Honor.