Biography

paulo da costa was born in Luanda, Angola and raised in Vale de Cambra, Portugal. He is a writer, editor and translator living on the West Coast of 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.

 

BOOK AWARDS:

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

Portuguese

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

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

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