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Dulce Maria Cardoso
Dulce Maria Cardoso, born in Trás-os-Montes in 1964, is one of the most important literary voices in Portugal. She spent her childhood in Angola and returned to Portugal in 1975, shortly after Portugal’s Carnation Revolution and Angola’s independence. She studied law, worked as a lawyer and wrote scripts for the cinema. The author has received numerous prizes for her literary work, such as the European Union Prize for Literature 2009 for MY SENTIMENTS and the Portuguese PEN Prize 2011 for O CHÃO DOS PARDAIS.
THE RETURN was awarded the Special Prize of the Critics 2011 in Portugal, and was selected as Book of the Year 2011. It has also been voted as number 4 of the 10 favourite books 2014 of the French financial newspaper Les Échos. With ELIETE - A NORMAL LIFE Dulce Maria Cardoso wins the second place of the Oceanos Prize 2019 with her novel.