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To Rio de Janeiro

Gonçalo M. Tavares

Translated by Francisco Vilhena

‘In the end, what one understands in Rio de Janeiro is that joy is the only coherence of a living being.’

Gonçalo M. Tavares

Gonçalo M. Tavares is a novelist, playwright, poet and critic. His books include, Jerusalém (Jerusalem), Aprender a Rezar na Era da Técnica (Learning to Pray in the Age of Technique), A Máquina de Joseph Walser (Joseph Walser’s Machine) and O Bairro (The Neighbourhood). In 2013, he was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin award.

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Translated by Francisco Vilhena

Francisco Vilhena is assistant editor at Granta.

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