Born in Angola, and raised in Portugal, paulo da costa is a writer, editor and translator living in Canada. He is the recipient of the 2020 James H. Gray Award for Short Nonfiction, the 2003 Commonwealth First Book Prize for the Canada-Caribbean Region, the W. O. Mitchell City of Calgary Book Prize and the Canongate Prize for short-fiction. His poetry, fiction and non-fiction have been published widely in literary magazines around the world and translated into Italian, Spanish, Serbian, Slovenian and Portuguese. The Midwife of Torment is his latest book of fiction.



2020 James H. Gray Award for Short Nonfiction

2003 Caribbean & Canada Region Commonwealth Writers Prize – First Book

2002 W.O. Mitchell City of Calgary Book Prize

2001 Canongate Short-Fiction Prize (Scotland)

1999 CBC Alberta Anthology – Short Story


2003 ProVerbo . Prémio – Poesia        (Poetry  Prize – Portuguese)

2003 ProVerbo . Prémio – Conto         (Short-Story  Prize – Portuguese)

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