Jacinto Lucas Pires

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Jacinto Lucas Pires was born in Oporto in 1974 and now lives in Lisbon. He is the author of three novels, Do sol, Perfeitos milagresand O Verdadeiro Actor. He won the Prémio Europa–David Mourão-Ferreira (Bari University, Italy/Instituto Camões, Portugal) in 2008. His other works include Assobiar em público, a short-story collection; Azul-turquesa, a novella; and Livro usado, a travel book about Japan. He has also written theatre plays (Writing, speaking, Extras andSagrada família, among others) and film scripts, and has directed two short films. The True Actor won the 2013 Distinguished Literature Award of the DST (Domingos da Silva Teixeira) organization for the best book published in Portugal in the past two years and was the first title in Dzanc’s new DISQUIET imprint. Pires plays with the music band Os Quais.

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