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Alexandre Vidal Porto
Alexandre Vidal Porto was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1965. He is the author of three novels and a number of uncollected short stories. His work has been published in Dutch, English, French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. His novel SERGIO Y. GOES TO AMERICA won the Paraná Literary Prize in 2012.
Vidal Porto is a career diplomat, Harvard-trained lawyer, and advocate for sexual minority rights. He is a frequent contributor to Folha de São Paulo, the leading Brazilian newspaper, for which he wrote a weekly column from 2012 to 2016. The author has lived in Brasília, New York City, Santiago de Chile, Washington DC, Mexico City and Tokyo. Currently, he works and lives in Frankfurt.