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Flávio Carneiro was born in Goiânia in 1962. He moved to Rio de Janeiro at the start of the 1980s. He is a writer, literary critic, scriptwriter, and literature professor at the Rio de Janeiro State University. He has published 16 books and written two screenplays.

   He is author of a book of stories, five novels and six books for children and young adults. His writing has been included in a number of anthologies, in Brazil and abroad. His publications include the following:

   Der schwarze Sohn Gottes: 16 Fußballgeschichten aus Brasilien, Association A, 2013, comp. Luiz Ruffato); Brazil: A Traveler’s Literary Companion (Richmond, Whereabout Press, 2010, comp. Alexis Levitin); O conto brasileiro contemporâneo, Santiago de Compostela, Edicións Laiovento, 2011, compiled by Carmen Villarino and Luiz Ruffato); Rio Noir (Casa da Palavra, Rio de Janeiro, 2014, compiled by Tony Belloto); Os cem menores contos brasileiros do século, (São Paulo, Ateliê, 2004, compiled by Marcelino Freire) and 22 contistas em campo (Rio de Janeiro, Ediouro, 2006, compiled by Flávio Moreira da Costa).

He has written three books of essays and many articles for specialized magazines. From 2000 to 2007 he contributed regularly to literary supplements for the newspapers O Globo (Prosa & Verso) and Jornal do Brasil (Idéias).

   He also published a book of stories on literature and soccer. He compiled his stories from 2007 and 2008 for the newspaper Rascunho, located in Curitiba, in his column “Passe de Letra.” Along with Adolfo Lachtermacher, he wrote the script for the short film A noite do capitão, released in 2015.

   His novel published in Mexico is titled, La distancia de las cosas, México, DF, Ediciones SM, 2010, translated by Federico Ponce de León.

   He has been a graduate and undergraduate professor of Brazilian literature at the Rio de Janeiro State University since 1995. His agent is Lúcia Riff, from the Riff Agency.


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