João Tordo was born in Lisbon in 1975. He is the author of ten books, divided between the novel, the detective story and the essay. He won the José Saramago Literary Prize in 2009, with the novel As Três Vidas, and the Fernando Namora Literary Prize in 2021, with Felicidade. He was also a finalist for the European Literary Prize, the P.E.N. Clube, the Oceanos Award, the APE Romance and Novella Grand Prix and the Portuguese Society of Authors Award, among others. All of João Tordo’s work is published in Companhia das Letras. His books are published in several countries, including France, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Hungary, Spain, Argentina, Mexico and Uruguay.