Pedro Mexia was born in Lisbon in 1972. He writes reviews and a weekly column for Expresso, and also works for radio and TV. He published twenty books (collections of newspaper columns, journals, poetry), and coordinates the poetry collection of the publishing house Tinta-da-China. He 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.