Patrícia Reis (1970) began her journalistic career in 1988 working in different Portuguese and international media and moved to New York to work at Time Magazine. She now lives in Portugal and is the publisher of her own magazine, Egoísta, and partner of the Design Atelier 004. She is the author of the photo-novel Beija-me (Kiss Me, 2006), the novella Cruz das Almas (Cross of Souls, 2004), and the novels Amor em Segunda Mão (Second Hand Love, 2006) and Morder-te o Coração (To Bite your Heart, 2007), all published by Dom Quixote. No silêncio de Deus (In God’s Silence), was published in Portugal in September 2008 and in Brazil in March 2009. Her latest novel, entitled Contracorpo¸ was published in March 2013. In 2016, together with writer Maria Manuel Viana, the novel Gramática do Medo (Gramma of Fear) was published. This year she published her latest novel The Construction of void.