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paulo da costa

paulo da costa

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paulo da costa was born in Luanda, Angola and raised in Portugal. He is a writer, editor and translator living in Canada. paulo is the recipient of the 2020 James H. Gray Award for Short Nonfiction, the 2003 Commonwealth First Book Prize for the Canada-Caribbean Region, the W. O Mitchell City of Calgary Book Prize and the Canongate Prize for short-fiction in Edinburgh – Scotland. His poetry, fiction and non-fiction have been published widely in literary magazines around the world and translated into Italian, Spanish, Serbian, Slovenian and Portuguese.



The Midwife of Torment & Other Stories - 60 sudden fictions . Guernica Editions, 2017
The Green and Purple Skin of The World. Freehand Books, 2013
The Scent of a Lie - short stories. Livros Pé d'Orelha, 2012
Beyond Bullfights and Ice Hockey: The Architecture of a Multicultural Identity. Boavista Press, 2015
The Cartography of Being - Selected Poems of Nuno Judice. Livros Pé d'Orelha, 2012
O Perfume da Mentira. Livros Pé d'Orelha, 2012
New Writing 14. Granta UK (Anthology), 2006
notas-de-rodapé - poemas. Livros Pé d'Orelha, 2005.


2020 James H. Gray Award for Short Nonfiction for Learning to Shave, Learning to Leave, 2020
Commonwealth Writers Prize - Best First Book, Canada & Caribbean Region for The Scent of a Lie, 2003
W. O. Mitchell City of Calgary Book Prize for The Scent of a Lie, 2002
Canongate Short-Fiction Prize (Scotland) for Hell´s Mouth Bay, 2001
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