Andréa del Fuego was born in São Paulo in 1975. She has worked on the literary TV programme Entrelinhas [Between the Lines] and is currently studying philosophy. She has written a number of highly acclaimed adult novels and children’s books. Her short stories have been published in various Brazilian and international anthologies. The Malaquias [Os Malaquias] was shortlisted for the prestigious São Paulo Prize for Literature and the Jabuti Prieze in 2011. In the same year, Andréa del Fuego was unanimously awarded the José Saramago Prize.