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Vinicius Jatobá
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01. January 2018 - 30. June 2018

Born 1980 in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil.

Vinicius Jatobá is a narrative fiction, essay and theatre writer. He received his Ph.D. degree in Comparative Literature at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro in 2013. From 2005 to 2008, he made his master in Literature Studies at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro after his studies in Social Sciences at the Universidade Federal Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro from 1999 to 2005.

Vinicius Jatobá works as well as a screenwriter, nonfiction writer for reviews, articles and essays, and as a non-fiction translator, as a literature and history researcher.

In 2012, he was selected by the Granta Magazine as one of the Best Young Brazilian Novelists. He was awarded with the Icatu Prize for Arts 2013 and the National Prize for Literature City of Belo Horizonte, Drama Writing 2013, among others. In 2015/2016, he was artist-in-residence at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris/France, as well as at Centre Internationale Les Récollets, Paris/France in 2017.

His short story Father's Chair (in English) was published by World Without Borders, Chicago in 2013. In the same year, the Wagenbach Verlag published his short story Lúcia vor dem Regen (in German).