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JORGE AMADO

[ Ferradas: 1912 2001 ] Jorge Amado is one of the best-selling writers in the world. His works have been translated into some forty-nine languages, in fifty-one countries, and have been adapted into movies, plays, TV and radio serials and comic strips, both in Brazil and abroad. He is one of the few Brazilian writers who lives by his writing alone, and he has been awarded numerous prizes and many honorary titles in Brazil and elsewhere. He occupies seat number 23 in the Academia Brasileira de Letras.

Translated by Derrick Phillips
Updated in 1999