Top 10 young writers only in Brazil

Forgive me for the classic writers, but progress is needed. Since I started venturing into the calm sea of Brazilian literature, several indagamentos as to style and trends of the national scene has made me stunned. It seems that our generation has forgotten the literature itself and has sought securities abroad, when there is an abundant quality here, just around the corner.

After the fateful news that Machado was adapted and all the negative repercussions of this, it occurred to me that a good list of what’s new in Brazilian literature is welcome, not only to present fantastic writers like to remind you that even there are good stories in Brazilian Portuguese.

Lettuce nights, Vanessa Barbara

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Synopsis: lettuce Nights is a novel that deals with loss, loneliness and trivial daily cohabitation, which can be summed up and shut down an entire life. Even the unexpected death of Ada, whom Otto had been married for over 50 years, they shared every detail of your ordinary routine: the ping pong contest, the care of the garden, preparing cauliflower breaded, the long nights of documentaries about the animal kingdom. Now, Otto of loneliness occupied a “home empty drawers.” Devastated, he refuses to interact with the inhabitants of the tiny town where she lives. Refuge in the yellow house where they had lived so long together; Otto tries ruminating alone the past. But every contact known in the neighborhood, it seems more convinced that despite the subtle normality, there is a mystery in the air, just to fill his empty life without Ada. Little by little, inspired by the police series you love, Otto will gather clues to a mystery, an obscure incident that the community seeks to hide. His insomnia gets worse; the nights are getting longer. Perhaps the wife was involved. Or maybe Otto is you hear things. Among blender noise, barking, discussions and slipper, the suspense will corral the lone resident of the yellow house, which must decide whether or not to know the truth.

Author: Vanessa Barbara was born in June 1982 in the neighborhood of Mandaqui in São Paulo. It is a journalist, translator, and writer. Published Yellow terminal book (Cosac Naify, 2008 Reporting by Jabuti prize), the novel Summer Chibo (Alfaguara, 2008 in partnership with Emilio Fraia), child Endrigo, the navel digger (Editora 34, 2011) illustrated by Andres Sandoval and romance lettuce nights (Alfaguara, 2013). As a translator, recently launched its version of The Great Gatsby (Penguin / Companhia das Letras). It is the site editor of The vegetable, translator, and preparer of Companhia das Letras, a columnist for the International New York Times and the newspaper Folha de S.Paulo chronicler.

Tell Satan that, the message was understood, Daniel Pellizzari

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Synopsis: Hard to say why it took Magnus Factor to extend his short stay in Dublin, Ireland, for a fixed residence and business itself the world capital of dark beer and street fight. Easy is to define the embarrassing moment when all that had happened. A milkshake and two wrong words a Slav is sometimes all it takes to the subject stay where you are. At a crossroads of tourists and immigrants, Magnus opens a touring agency for haunted sites of Dublin, all invented by him. Its members come from Poland and Mauritius, and even the only Irish group hired to give authenticity to the initiative, it says born in “Cork Republic.” It is the pretext for Daniel Pellizzari, back to fiction after eight years, creating around Magnus a spiral madness and despair that will involve poetic terrorism, obscure cults, Greek traffickers, an ancient god snake Irish and a bit of good old traveling love.

Author: Born in Manaus, in 1974, and is a writer, translator, and editor. In Porto Alegre, founded with friends Daniel Galera and Guilherme Pilla Mal books, editor where he published his first volume of short stories, Sheep flying is lost in the sky (2001) and The Book of things that happen (2002). He also published the novel with black finger nail (DBA, 2005). Translated works of authors such as William Burroughs, David Mitchell, and David Foster Wallace. In 2012, released on its website the anthology Best would never have existed (Books Evil 2.0). Currently, she lives in São Paulo.

Perhaps, Luisa Geisler

Synopsis: Maybe work is led by the young Arthur, inside the relative, anathematized by the family, and Clarissa, the press alone 11 years, a good student and good daughter. The cousin happens to be, over the weeks, the only look to define and understand Clarissa, at the slight suspicion of the girl’s parents, away from your day to day. Fragmentary scenes of the novel reveal lives descosidas each other: in relations to two, in family relationships and friendships, all sounds precarious. Even the connection that joins Arthur and Clarissa is not by all, and some uncomfortable secrets loom as brief ghosts throughout the text. A Christmas meeting that the whole family attends unwillingly, only underlines the fraying of the fabric that once united them. Author: She is currently a columnist for the final page of the magazine Capricho. Luisa was born in 1991 in Canoas, RS. However, he spends much of his time in Porto Alegre, studying Social Sciences (UFRGS) and International Relations (ESPM / RS), and writing sitting on the subway floor. The lie Tales debut book (Record, 2011) – was chosen by the SESC Literature Award 2010/2011 in the category tale. The following year, the same award chose his debut novel – Maybe (Record, 2012) – the category romance.


Daily fall, Michel laub

Synopsis: A thirteen-year-old boy is injured at a birthday party. As an adult, one of his colleagues tells the story. From the motivations of which is more than an accident, the consequences are projected in several facts of his life in the following decades – the troubled teen, a change of city, a marriage in crisis – he builds a courageous reflection on identity, love, and loss. This reflection are also part of his father’s paths, with whom the protagonist has a difficult relationship, and his grandfather, an Auschwitz survivor who spent years writing a secret diary and bizarre. Three generations, whose story seems to be one; are memories that come together in a fragmented way, as a list in which the facts bear within themselves both innocence as brutality. In prose that ranges from violence, lyricism and irony, with pauses for an almost documentary neutrality in the description of smells, tastes, sounds, facts and feelings, Journal of fall – book selected by Funarte Exchange Literary Creation – is an unusual trip down memory lane a man at the time he needs to make the choice that will change your life.

Author: Born in Porto Alegre in 1973. Writer and journalist, published five novels, he won the Biennale prize Brasilia and Bravo / Prime, was a finalist in the awards São Paulo Literature, Portugal Telecom, and Zaffari / Bourbon and will be adapted for the screen. It is one of the issues of members The best young Brazilian writers, the British magazine Granta. Fall daily had sold the rights to eleven countries.


The party is mine, and I cry if I want, Maria Clara Drummond

Synopsis: “. The closer you get to be a successful adult more you move away from happiness” David, the narrator debut book of Rio journalist Maria Clara Drummond, know exactly what you are attracting into your life when you accept a proposal employment that fits their aspirations and moves from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo. As your career takes off, the anguish and uncertainty increase, housed in an uncomfortable way in its minimalist flat and clean. What makes David as captivating narrator is not the fact of facing an existential crisis amid antidepressants, vernissages, and drunkenness, but how much he is aware of the process you are going through, even without being able to control very well his need to be the both within the scene and beyond, wanting to participate in the glamorous world that his fame recently acquired provides and at the same time despise this whole world of parties and drugs. “You will not give up their perks. The parties, the girls are the hottest friends (…) is to receive a job offer in São Paulo for a much better salary in a much better position (…) know more and more people and so grows their status and their supposed happiness, which in fact is no longer pleasure long ago, there in his first conquest, and now it’s just a whirlwind of Instagram ads events that will multiply, because you know that if you stop for a minute you do not get around its inner hole ever. ”

Author: Maria Clara Drummond was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1986. Graduated in journalism, he has collaborated for several magazines, writing about fashion, history, literature and culture. Currently, writes for Harper’s Bazaar Brazil. The party is mine, and I cry if I want her debut novel.


There is nothing there, Joca Reiners Terron

Synopsis: What is the possible relationship between William Burroughs, Jimi Hendrix, Torquato Neto and Aleister Crowley? The third secret of Fatima, Billy-the-Kid and Arthur Rimbaud? A declaration of love to books and literature, Joca Reiners Terron evokes these and other characters in a story that combine science fiction, movies, westerns, and poetry. Daydreams William Burgos, the meeting of Jaime Hendrix with Torquato Neto and occultist ratio Alistério Crowley with the ‘astrologer’ Fernando Pessoa lead the plot through a maze of unusual events that may (or may not) lead the world to Revelation.

Author: Joca Reiners Terron was born in 1968, in Cuiabá (MT). In 1998 he founded the Science Accident publisher, where he worked as an editor and for which published his first book, a collection of poems Eletroencefalodrama (1998). The publishing house also released his first novel; There is nothing there (2001), and his second book of poems, Animal Anonymous (2002). Terron launched the books of accounts Hotel Hell (Books of Evil, 2003), dirty river curve (Planeta, 2003) and Dream interrupted by guillotine (House of the Word, 2006), and three novels, and dead ends Guide ( Edith, 2012), a graphic novel illustrated by André Ducci. In 2010, he received the Machado de Assis Prize of the National Library of the best novel by From bottom to see the moon (Companhia das Letras, 2010). His latest novel is The extraordinary sadness of Snow Leopard (Companhia das Letras, 2013).

literature stories and blindness, Julián Fuks

Synopsis: From the life and Obre of Jorge Luis Borges writers, João Cabral de Melo Neto and James Joyce, the author builds small fragmented stories of possibilities for moments of life of each. Scenes of creating poems, short stories, essays, and novels are covered under an original vision, building a fiction upon fiction.

Author: Julian Fuks was born in November 1981 in São Paulo. Son of Argentine parents was a reporter for the Folha de S. Paulo and reviewer of Cult magazine and published short stories in various magazines and anthology Primos: stories of Arab and Jewish heritage (Record, 2010). He is the author of Alberto fragments, Ulysses, Carolina and I (7Letras, 2004), literature Stories and blindness {Borges, João Cabral and Joyce} (Record, 2007), finalist of Portugal Telecom and Jabuti Awards, and looking for romance ( Record, 2011).

The only happy ending to a love story is an accident, João Paulo Cuenca

Synopsis: This novel by JP Cuenca is set shortly in the city of Tokyo and is centered on the figure of Shunsuke Okuda, a young employee of a multinational. Conquistador inveterate, it creates an identity for each girlfriend who knows the bars of Kabukicho district. But his routine is shaken by the appearance of Iulana, a waitress who becomes obsessed by. Iulana is in love with a dancer and barely speaks Japanese, but nothing prevents the two immerse themselves in a troubled relationship. The biggest problem, however, is being observed. The father of Shunsuke, sr. Okuda, hangs over the book as a ubiquitous and malignant figure who seems to want to destroy any child the happiness of chance. Operating a complex system of espionage, Okuda writes the footsteps of Shunsuke, and may endanger the life of the couple.

Author: João Paulo Cuenca was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1978. He participated in several anthologies in Brazil and abroad and is the author of the novels body present (Planeta, 2003), The Mastroianni day (Act 2007) and the only happy ending a love story is an accident (Companhia das Letras, 2010), also published in Portugal, Spain, and Germany. In 2007 it was selected by the Hay Festival and the organization of Bogotá World Book Capital Festival as one of the 39 most outstanding authors in Latin America with less than 39 years. “Before the fall” is part of his next novel, to be published in 2013.


The day that I should have died, Javier Contreras Arancibia

Synopsis: On that day I should have died, a journalist in search of his missing ex-wife mysteriously plunges into a journey of redemption that will pass through a small town with no name, São Paulo and Istanbul, where the chance it will protagonist a worldwide proportion of incident. Turn into news and international celebrity is just another element that makes dream and reality are separated by thin lines of the same story. Under the rubble of the past, the character will tell us the reckoning attempts with old ghosts, materialized in outstanding women in his life: his mother’s childhood best friend, niece of an employee of the college of priests, a luxury prostitute Istanbul – all also present, somehow, the tormented figure of the missing ex-wife.

Author: Javier Arancibia Contreras was born in Salvador, after his family migrate from Chile during the military dictatorship period, but lives since adolescence in Santos, Brazil. IMobile wrote the novels (Publisher 7Letras, 2008), finalist of São Paulo Prize for Literature, and the day I should have died (Third Publisher Name, 2010), awarded a literary scholarship of the São Paulo State Government. It is also a screenwriter, and during the years he worked as a police reporter, wrote a book-report / biographical essay on the playwright Plínio Marcos (Chronic of the voiceless, Boitempo Editorial, 2002).


The Code Elvish, Leonel caldelas

Synopsis: In a small town called Santo Ossuary lives Nicole, a young victim of the most unlikely urban legends, with a mysterious past involving murders and rituals to a hidden goddess. In Arcadia, a world inhabited by elves, live Astarte, daily trains archery and Elven discipline until the day he discovers that it is intended: to enslave the human at the behest of the Queen Goddess, her mother. The city is the great portal that unites the two worlds. But Astarte rebels against the elves and joins Nicole against evil Queen and his followers. An explosive encounter that will prove that anyone can be a warrior and fight for those he loves.

Author: Leonel Caldera is the author of the trilogy of Rodanthe, serial novels in most national RPG scenario, consisting of The World’s Enemy, The Skull and Crow and The Third God. He also wrote The Hunter Apostles and God Machine, medieval fantasy novels in the universe itself. Writes, edits and translates RPG books by Jambô publisher and is one of the seal authors Fantasy – House of the Word. Lives in Porto Alegre, but his mind and heart are often elsewhere.


  • These are the future of Brazilian literature.

  • Perhaps, Luisa Geisler is one of the great novel. I enjoyed it most of the time.

  • Future of Brazilian literature have to go more path only the beginning for the entrepreneurs,

  • It’s not easy to become famous in writing sector. I would like to be a writer in my college life but after writing some poems which rejected by my own friends I stopped writing.

  • Wow this list looks like total future of Brazilian literature.

  • I was very much curious about the knowledge of a writer what they think how they make a ordinary things to extraordinary

  • Daily fall from Michel laub is one the most remarkable writing. I read more than times.

  • I think a few have been missed from this list who could deserve in the top ten list.

  • Most of the people who have great skill in writing can’t express their talent due to financial problem if publishers support them it could be better.

  • But the sad news is these writers can’t get their value of their writings what they deserve.

  • I wrote a novel in my college life and it was published in my college magazine but after that I forgot that I am a writer bcz of my family pressure

  • These writer haven’t done anything great but they have chance to do something better in future life.

  • It’s not easy to become a writer because I wrote a poem in three days when I was in school but when I recited it to my friends everyone laughed and I got ashamed.

  • Writing is one of the great profession but this talent only comes from god no one can be a writer until he got it from god

  • “Either write something worth or do something worth something”

  • Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong the words.

  • writers are desperate people and when they stop being desperate they stop writers.

  • Hard writing makes easy reading. easy writing makes hard reading