Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida

Portuguese Guest

Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida is a novelist and essayist. She is the author of That Hair (Tin House, 2020), Luanda, Lisbon, Paradise and Three Novellas of Forgetting. Her work is available in Portugal, Brazil, the US, Germany and Argentina and is being translated into several other languages. She has received several awards, including the Oceanos Prize, the Inês de Castro Foundation Prize and the Eça de Queiroz Foundation Award. A recipient of a National Writing Fellowship awarded by the Portuguese Ministry of Culture, she holds a PhD in Literary Theory from the University of Lisbon. In Spring 2022, she is the Writer in Residence at Literaturhaus Zürich. She was born in Luanda and grew up in the suburbs of Lisbon. She is a contributor to the Brazilian magazine Quatro Cinco Um.