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Alexandre Vidal Porto

Alexandre Vidal Porto was born in São Paulo. A career diplomat, Harvard-trained lawyer and human rights activist, he writes a regular column for Folha de S. Paulo. His fiction has appeared in some of the most respected literary publications in Brazil and also abroad, and he is widely considered a leading figure in Brazil’s “New Urban Fiction” movement. Sergio Y., winner of the Paraná Literary Prize for best novel, is his English language debut.