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Gonçalo M. Tavares
Gonçalo M. Tavares was born in Angola in 1970 and teaches Theory of Science in Lisbon. His work has been published in more than 50 countries. In 2005 he won the José Saramago Prize for young writers under 35. Jerusalém was also awarded the Prêmio Portugal Telecom de Literatura em Língua Portuguesa 2007 and the LER/Millenium Prize. He has received the prestigious Prize of the Best Foreign Book 2010 in France, the renowned Grande Prêmio da Associação Portuguesa de Escritores, as well as the prestigious Prémio Literário Fernando Namora 2011. “Jerusalém” and “Senhor Walser e a Floresta” are translated into Japanese.