The 6th edition of the Macau Literary Festival will feature Brazilian writer Natália Borges Polesso. Amora, her most recent book of short stories, earned Natália the Jabuti Award, the most distinguished literary honour in Brazil.
Natália Borges Polesso — award-winning Brazilian author and creator of the online comic strip A Escritora Incompreendida — will attend the 6th edition of The Script Road – Macau Literary Festival.
Natália is the author of the book Recortes para álbum de fotografia sem gente (2013), which was awarded the Açorianos de Literatura prize in the short story category in 2013. Her second book, Coração à corda (2015), presents a selection of poems and short narratives in prose poetry. Amora (2015), her most recent book of short stories, earned Natália another Açorianos de Literatura prize in 2016, along with the Jabuti Award in the short stories and chronicles category, as well as an Audience Award. Natália also writes a weekly column for the Caxias do Sul newspaper Pioneiro and pens the ongoing online comic strip A Escritora Incompreendida.
The Brazilian writer holds a PhD in Literary Theory from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre), centred on the thesis Literature and the City: Metaphorical Cartographies and Insoluble Memory of Porto Alegre (1897-2013).
Macau’s largest literary event takes place from 4–19 March 2017 and will be based at the Old Court Building.