Brazilian Crime Fiction


I have just come across the following articles by Professor Clifford E. Landers —now professor emeritus at New Jersey City University—whose knowledge of Brazilian literature is extensive. He has translated from Brazilian Portuguese novels by Rubem Fonseca, Jorge Amado, João Ubaldo Ribeiro, Patrícia Melo, Jô Soares, Chico Buarque, Marcos Rey, Paulo Coelho, and José de Alencar as well as short stories by Lima Barreto, Rachel de Queiroz, Osman Lins, Moacyr Scliar, and Raphael Montes. In 1999, he received the Mário Ferreira Award for his work and in 2004, a Prose Translation grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. His latest book-length translation project in the crime field is Winning the Game and Other Stories by Rubem Fonseca. His insights into the current state of Brazilian crime fiction left me wanting to know more. . . . —Janet Hutchings

“Why I Love the Policial: Brazil’s Bonanza of Crime Fiction” (by Clifford E. Landers)

“Brazilian Crime Fiction: Vibrant, Original, and Multifaceted” (by Clifford E. Landers)

I hope you find it interesting.

Check, if you like, my previous posts:

Agosto, Rubem Fonseca

Rubem Fonseca – Agosto

2012 Crime Fiction Alphabet, F is for Fonseca 

Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza 

Review: The Silence of the Rain by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza

And don’t forget to also include Leighton Gage’s novels, which take place in Brazil.

Leighton Gage In Memoriam

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