Paulo Scott

Paulo Scott

  • Brazil

Paulo Scott is a Brazilian writer, translator, playwright, screenwriter, and cultural journalist. He was born in Porto Alegre in 1966 and has lived in Rio de Janeiro since 2008. Scott is a graduate of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul Law Faculty, and holds a Masters degree in Public Law from the Rio Grande do Sul Federal University, where he also lectured for ten years. He has published five books of poetry (his debut under the pseudonym Elrodris). He is also the author of four novels, a collection of short stories, and a play. Scott’s works have also appeared in various anthologies. He has been shortlisted for renowned prizes such as the Jabuti Award, the São Paulo Literature award, and the Açorianos Literature Prize (in 2004). His novel Voláteis earned him the 2005 Author of the Year Award by O Sul Journal, the Rio Grande Book Chambre, and the Rio Grande State Government awards. In 2010, he was awarded the Petrobrás Literary Creation Scholarship for the conclusion of the novel Nowhere People, winner of the National Library Foundation Award 2012. Scott won the 2014 São Paulo Association of Art Critics Award for a poetry book, and the stories from his collection Still Orangutans (Ainda orangotangos, 2003) were adapted to a movie by Brazilian filmmaker Gustavo Spolidoro, winning the Milano Film Festival in 2008. His latest novel has won the Açorianos Literature Prize for 2016.


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