Jorge Amado, (born Aug. 10, 1912, Ferradas, near Ilheus, Braz.--died Aug. 6, 2001, Salvador), novelist whose stories of life in the eastern Brazilian state of Bahia won international acclaim.Amado grew up on a cacao plantation, Auricidia, and was educated at the Jesuit college in Salvador and studied law at Federal University in Rio de Janeiro. He published his first novel at age 19. Three of his early works deal with the cacao plantations, emphasizing the exploitation and the misery of the migrant blacks, mulattoes, and poor whites who harvest the crop and generally expressing communist solutions..
Paulo Coelho, (born August 24, 1947, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Brazilian novelist known for employing rich symbolism in his depictions of the often spiritually motivated journeys taken by his characters.Coelho was raised in Rio de Janeiro. He rebelled against the conventions of his Roman Catholic upbringing and, as a result, was temporarily committed to a psychiatric hospital by his parents. Coelho dropped out of law school in 1970 and traveled through South America, Mexico, North Africa, and Europe. In 1972 he returned home and began writing pop and rock music lyrics with Raul Seixas, a well-known..
Clarice Lispector, (born December 10, 1920, Chechelnyk, Ukraine, Russian Empire--died December 9, 1977, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), novelist and short-story writer, one of Brazil's most important literary figures, who is considered to be among the greatest women writers of the 20th century.Escaping the Jewish pogroms that were part of life in Ukraine and other parts of the Russian Empire in the late 19th-early 20th century, Lispector at age five immigrated with her parents and two older sisters to Brazil. There her mother died some four years later of syphilis, contracted from a group of Russian..