João Cerqueira

Location Portugal
Occupation Writer

About Me

João Cerqueira has a PhD in History of Art from the University of Oporto. He is the author of seven books: Art and Literature in the Spanish Civil War, Blame it on to much freedom, The Tragedy of Fidel Castro, Devil’s Observations, Maria Pia: Queen and Woman, José de Guimarães (publish in China by the Today Art Museum), José de Guimarães: Public Art.

The Tragedy of Fidel Castro won The USA BEST BOOK AWARD 2013, the BEVERLY HILLS BOOK AWARDS 2014 and tHE GLOBAL EBOOK AWARDS 2014.

Why do you write?

I write literary fiction. I use humor and irony to satirize modern society and provoke controversy.
Please see the reviews and interviews.



Books can kill you!

Excerpts published in magazines!__dm-60-lazarus

Cuba chronicles

Any favorite authors? Books?

His favourite writers are: Marcel Proust, Franz Kafka, Virginia Wolf, Pär Largerkvist, Mikhail Bulgakov, George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Phillip Roth, Cormac MacCarthy, Flannery O’Connor, Paul Auster, Marguerite Yourcenar, Gunter Gräss, W. G. Sebald, Italo Calvino, Henrique Vila-Matas, Mario Vargas Llosa, Fialho de Almeida, Eça de Queirós, José Saramago, Lobo Antunes, Dulce Maria Cardoso e Mário de Carvalho.
One book that he particularly likes is Erasmus’s In praise of Folly.

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