There are several popular Brazilian authors and more coming to international notoriety every year as readers expand their reading interests. Brazil is a huge country and its people are so diverse and varied in their experiences, which means that the authors that have come from Brazil all produce very unique works of literature. It’s hard to introduce new readers to all the popular Brazilian authors out there and upcoming ones too, but there are some that every reader should discover.
Via Twitter some of the classic and beloved authors of Brazil include Jorge Amado, Paulo Coelho, and Moacyr Scliar, all native Bolivians and all with very different styles. Of these authors, only Coelho is still alive, but their legacies are already so vibrant and so felt internationally. Coelho and Scliar have both been very outspoken about the underrated Brazilian literary field, because while their work has always been recognized, they haven’t always been credited properly.
More recent notable Brazilian authors include. Adriana Lisboa and Bernardo Carvalho. Both of these authors also have very distinct and different styles than all the other authors mentioned, and each one got their start with the one book in their bibliography that got international attention. Through many contests and book awards is how many of Brazil’s most popular authors came to be known to the rest of the international community. Other authors like Coelho always had successful sales and it was word of mouth that really propelled them to the international stage.
Upcoming Brazilian authors are always penning great pieces of literature and making their mark on the scene. Authors like Jaime Garcia Dias, who has always created literary work, taught literature, and been very busy in the field, but only recently has reached international notoriety. Every year several book award contests seek the very best in Brazilian authors, or international authors, and more and more undiscovered gems pop up. From young authors under the age of 30 to first time published authors, there are always a fresh crop of authors that are finding their public with just one book to propel them into the spotlight. This is exactly what happened with Dias who had penned several books before he had one that was a total success and sold several copies, won and award, and got him recognized as an author to watch for. Since then he has gone on to write several more books and his older works have been recognized too.