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JOĆO UBALDO RIBEIRO

[ Ilha de Itaparica: 1941 ] Journalist, novelist, Professor, columnist, story-teller and script-writer, Joćo Ubaldo Ribeiro has written for many newspapers and magazines both in Brazil and abroad, including Folha de S.Paulo, A Tarde, Die Zeit (Germany), The Times Literary Supplement (UK), O Jornal (Portugal) etc. Currently he writes columns in the Brazilian newspapers O Globo and O Estado de Sćo Paulo. His thirteen books have been translated into 14 languages and published in 16 countries, in addition to winning many prizes both inside and outside of the country. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, elected to the Institution in 1993.

Updated in 1999