José Gardeazabal

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José Gardeazabal was born in Lisbon, where he currently lives. He has lived, worked and studied in Luanda, Aveiro, Boston and Los Angeles. Recipient of the INCM/Vasco Graça Moura Prize for his poetry book história do século vinte in 2016, he published that same year Dicionário de ideias feitas em literatura. In the following year, he launched himself into dramaturgy with the publication of Trilogia do olhar. In 2018, Companhia das Letras launches its first novel, Meio homem metade baleia, finalist for the Oceans Prize. Two years later, A Melhor Máquina Viva was published, which Miguel Real would call “one of the best texts of Portuguese literature of all time,” and which the newspaper Expresso e Público considered to be one of the best books of 2020. Gardeazbal recently published the novels Quarentena, a love story, and Quando éramos peixes. Photo: Booktailors / Bookoffice