Patrícia Reis

Portuguese Guest

Patrícia Reis is the editor of Egoísta magazine, and the founding partner of the design studio 004, now also a creative agency. She wrote the photographic novel Kiss Me (2006) with João Vilhena, and the novels Cross of the Souls (2004), Second Hand Love (2006), Bite your Heart (a finalist for the Portugal Telecom Literature Award in 2007), In the Silence of God (2008), Before Being Happy (2009), Counterbody (2012), What Separates us Because of a Glass of Whisky (2014), and Grammar of Fear, co-written with Maria Manuel Viana (2015). She also published the novels Construction of the void and Midnight to six, the latter in the context of the pandemic. Reis is the author of the blog Fictiongram, and writes often for the newspaper Expresso. She participates weekly in Antena 1’s program A Páginas Tantas. She is currently co-author of the podcast Um Género de Conversa. The Disobedient is the title of her biography of Maria Teresa Horta, published in 2024. It is not Patrícia Reis’s first foray into this literary genre; she had previously written biographies of actor Vasco Santana, singer Simone de Oliveira and journalist and writer Maria Antónia Palla. She studied history and has a master’s degree in Religious Sciences with a dissertation entitled “The influence of biblical narratives on the work of Maria Teresa Horta”. As part of her work as a curator, she was responsible for the exhibition of photo reporter Alfredo Cunha at the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation Art and Culture Center (March 2024) and will curate the exhibition of painter Ana Vidigal (November 2024).