Izaías Almada

Izaías is a well-known Brazilian novelist, playwright and screenwriter. He is the author of four novels, three collections of short stories, three non-fiction books, a biography and several plays and movie scripts focusing on Brazilian and Portuguese political history, current affairs, theater, culture, and eroticism.
Izaías has received numerous awards for his work, including a gold statue for advertising at the Cannes Lions Festival in 1984, the Literary Revelation Award (1989) by the APCA (São Paulo Association of Art Critics) for his first novel – A Metade Arrancada de Mim, and the prestigious Vladimir Herzog Award of Human Rights (1995) in the theater category for his play Uma Questão de Imagem. Izaías lives in São Paulo, Brazil.

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