The attentive prose of Patrícia Reis suits the melancholic tone, a kind of sfumato.
In just a few years, Patrícia Reis (1970) has marked the territory of one’s own voice. “This World Upwards”, centred on a future whose contours are blurry, is the most ambitious of the seven novels she has published.
Is it the enemy lines that the children walk to? This battlefield between strangers connected through the most intimate bond is the territory of the seventh novel by Patrícia Reis, “Counter Body”.
EDUARDO PITTA, SÁBADO
SÍLVIA SOUTO CUNHA,
Patrícia Reis began her journalistic career in 1988 in the weekly newspaper O Independente. She worked at Sábado magazine, and did an internship at the American Time magazine, in New York.
Back in Portugal, she was invited to work at the weekly newspaper Expresso, she was a producer of the TV show Sexualidades, and worked in the magazines Marie Claire and Elle, and also in special projects at the daily newspaper Público.
The editor of Egoísta magazine, she is the founding partner of 004, taking part in very diverse projects.
She published the biographies of Vasco Santana, Simone de Oliveira, and Maria Antónia Palla.
She wrote the photographic novel Kiss Me (2006) with João Vilhena, the novel Cross of the Souls (2004), and the novels Second Hand Love (2006), Bite your Heart (2007), which was in the list of the 50 finalist books of the Portugal Telecom Literature Award, In the Silence of God (2008), and Before Being Happy (2009), Counterbody (2012), What Separates us Because of a Glass of Whisky (2014), and Grammar of Fear, written with Maria Manuel Viana (2015).
She is the author of the blog Fictiongram, with daily online publishing in the newspaper Expresso, and she participates weekly in Antena 1’s program A Páginas Tantas, the 15th most popular radio show within RDP.
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