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JOSÉ LOUZEIRO

[ São Luís do Maranhão: 1932 ] Veteran reporter and novelist, he receives constant invitations to write arguments and screenplays. Some of his novels are based on actual political events, and in them he always denounces conditions of human misery. Among the most famous are Lúcio Flávio, o Passageiro da Agonia; O Homem da Capa Preta; and Pixote, A Lei do Mais Fraco. Many of his novels have been adapted for film. Pixote, a Lei do Mais Fraco has won many film awards.

Translated by Diane Grosklaus; edited by Derrick Phillips
Updated in 1999