ALEX ANDRADE is a writer and art educator. He was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1971 and began to write stories as a child.
Alex has published two children’s books, A galinha malcriada [The Naughty Chicken] and O pequeno Hamlet [Little Hamlet], both inspired by the works of the English bard William Shakespeare.
In 2001, he published his first book of short stories, A suspeita da imperfeição [The Suspicion of Imperfection], to great acclaim. He is also the author of the novel Longe dos olhos [Out of Sight]; another book of short stories, Poema [Poem]―one of its stories was translated to English and featured here―, and the forthcoming book Amores, truques e outras versões [Love Affairs, Ruses, and Other Versions].
Alex works with a reading incentive program, supported by the Rio de Janeiro City Hall, in which authors and storytellers bring literature to life for children and families in impoverished neighborhoods and communities.
In his blog, readers can follow Alex’s literary whereabouts.