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The Book of Rio
The Book of Rio

The Book of Rio

A City in Short Fiction

Reading the City


224 Pages, 5.25 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.99 (US $15.99) (CA $16.99)

Publication Date: June 2014

ISBN 9781905583683

Rights: US & CA

Comma Press (Jun 2014)

Price: $15.99


This diverse, literary patchwork of Rio de Janeiro contains 10 short stories set in varied quarters of the city drawing on its inhabitants’ experiences of recent historical and cultural changes. It features stories by leading award-winning authors and the best in emerging literary talent in Brazil—including Braulio Tavares, the biggest name in Brazilian science fiction; Rubem Fonseca, winner of the Camões Prize; and João Paulo Cuenca, selected by the Hay Festival and the Bogota39 jury as one of Latin America's leading writers under the age of 39—translated to English for the first time. This anthology is the perfect literary accompaniment for anyone exploring Brazil's most colorful and vibrant city.

Author Biography

Katie Slade is the rights, sales, and events manager at Comma Press. Toni Marques is a Brazilian journalist and writer. He is a story editor with the Globo TV news show Fantástico. João Ximenes Braga was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1970 and has published novellas, short stories and articles. He wrote a column in the lifestyle section of O Globo, for which he was the New York correspondent and now writes for TV. His latest work, the period-drama soap opera Side by Side won the 2013 International Emmy Award for Best Soap Opera.