Pedro Mexia is a writer and a literary critic who lives in Lisbon. He writes reviews and a weekly column for Expresso, and also works for radio and TV. He has published twenty books (including collections of newspaper columns, journals, and poetry), and coordinates the poetry collection of the publishing house Tinta-da-China. His books of poetry include Em Memória (2000), Avalanche (2001), Eliot e Outras Observações (2003), Vida Oculta (2004), Senhor Fantasma (2007), Menos por Menos – Poemas Escolhidos (2011). He is the director of Granta in the Portuguese language and was on the jury of the Camões Prize. A former deputy director of the Cinemateca, he now serves as a cultural adviser to the President of Portugal.