Rui Cardoso Martins

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Rui Cardoso Martins (Portalegre, Portugal, 1967) is a writer, scriptwriter, and playwright, and the co-creator and co-writer, with director Tiago Guedes, of A Herdade/The Domain (Golden Lion candidate in Venice 2019 Film Festival, Toronto TIFF). He also worked the script of director Joāo Canijo diptic Living Bad/Bad Living (Silver Bear winner, Berlinale 2023).  He is a two-time winner of the Grande Prémio APE (Portuguese Writers Association).  His novels include E Se Gostasse Muito de Morrer/Glad to Die (translated in several languages), Let The Invisible Man Pass By, and The Bone of the Butterfly. His play Última Hora/Breaking News was produced by Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Lisbon. His short stories Animal Stomach and It’s Done were published in English in The Massasuchetts Review and in The Common.   Photo credit: Vitorino Coragem