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Caio Fernando Abreu

Author, Portuguese
One of the most influential and original Brazilian writers of short fiction of the 1980s and ’90s, Caio Fernando Abreu is the author of twelve story collections set and published during the military dictatorship and the AIDS epidemic in Brazil. He has been awarded major literary prizes, including the prestigious Jabuti Prize for Fiction a total of three times. He died of AIDS in Porto Alegre in 1996. He was forty-seven years old.