paulo da costa was born in Luanda, Angola and raised in Vale de Cambra, Portugal. He is a writer, editor and translator living in Canada. paulo’s first book of fiction The Scent of a Lie received the 2003 Commonwealth First Book Prize for the Canada-Caribbean Region and the W. O Mitchell City of Calgary Book Prize. The title story also received the Canongate Prize for short-fiction in Edinburgh – Scotland. His poetry and fiction have been published widely in literary magazines around the world and translated into Italian, Spanish, Serbian, Slovenian and Portuguese.
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)