Pedro Mexia was born in Lisbon in 1972. He graduated in Law, worked as a literary critic and columnist for the newspapers Diário de Notícias and Público and now contributes to Expresso. Mexia takes part in Governo Sombra, a political analysis programme, and hosts a cultural programme on a radio station. He has published six books of poetry, which were reissued in the anthology Menos por Menos (2011), and he coordinates the poetry collection of the publishing house Tinta-da-China. Mexia has published collections of his opinion articles, most recent among these Biblioteca and Queria mais é que chovesse (both in 2015). He also published a four-volume diary and edited a book of essays featuring the reflections of Agustina Bessa-Luís. With José Tolentino Mendonça he co-edited an anthology addressing the figure of God in Portuguese poetry. Recently, Mexia was invited to judge the Camões Prize, the most important award for literature in the Portuguese language.