Afonso Cruz

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Afonso Cruz, born in 1974, is the author of nine novels, including Kokoschka’s Doll, which won the European Union Prize for Literature in 2012, Jesus Christ Drank Beer, considered the Best Portuguese Novel of the Year by Time Out Lisbon magazine and the readers of Público, and Where do Umbrellas End Up which won the 2014 Portuguese Society for Authors Award. In 2016 he published his most recent novel Nem todas as baleias voam. He is also a columnist, illustrator, animated film director, and member of the band The Soaked Lamb.