Afonso Reis Cabral

Portuguese Guest

Afonso Reis Cabral published his first book of poetry at fifteen (Condensation). He has a degree in Portuguese and Lusophone Studies, a master’s degree in the same field and a post-graduate degree in Fiction Writing. He went twice to Germany in search of a story, the first time at the age of thirteen. He worked in a cowshed, in a tourism office and in a bookstore. In 2014, he won the LeYa Prize for his novel O Meu Irmão, which is in translation in Spain and Italy and has already been published in Brazil. In 2017, he was awarded the David Mourão-Ferreira European Prize in the category of Promise. He currently works as a freelance editor. In his spare time, he dedicates himself to ornithology, scuba diving and boxing.