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Jaime Garcia Dias, Accomplished Author

Jaime Garcia Dias, whose YouTube is linked, is a pioneer in the field of Brazilian literature. He has written over 20 books in the fiction realm and has received many awards. These would include his latest one, which was the ABC Award of Brazil Literature Prize. The writer is 45 now and so he still has many years of productivity left. Indeed, many writers can continue writing books well into their late seventies or early eighties.

Dias’ story begins very early in his life. He was very interested in literature and began writing his first book when he was fifteen years of age. After that humble beginning Dias’ love for writing has only continued. He has now written twenty different books. He was born in Rio de Janiero to very educated parents. His father was writer Arnaldo Dias and his mother was the notable architech Garcia Dulce Dias. He credits his father with developing his interest in literature.

Besides his long and illustrious career in literature, Mr. Dias also has had a career in education. He joined the Carioca Litarature Academy as a teacher and taught there for five years. The academy was a type of prep school for students who intended to study literature after they completed their high school years.

Jamie Garcia Dias, whose Pinterest is linked, joins a long line of Brazilian writers who have won numerous awards for his works. He is now president of the school in which he taught at, and he credits his idols with helping him reach this point. Indeed, there have been many well-known Brazilian writers that have went before Dias, who is one of the current leaders in the Brazilian literary world.

Some of the great literary men who shaped him would include authors such as Jorge Amado (1912-2001), who was known as one of the most beloved authors in Brazilian culture during his lifetime. He wrote many interesting works, including such classics as Captains of the Sands (1937); Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon (1958); and Donna Flor and Her Two Husbands (1966). He became strongly endeared to the nation of Brazil because of his humoristic and whimsical take on day-to-day life. Indeed, Dona Flor and her Two Husbands was adapted to film and tells the story of a woman who lives bigamously with the ghost of her dead lover and her new husband. Another incredibly well-known author in this nation would be that of Paulo Coelho, who is known as the best selling Brazilian novelist of all time. Some of his contributions to the Latin literary world would include a work called The Alchemist, in which the main character is a young Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels to Egypt because he has had a recurring dream that he will find treasure there amid the ancient Pyramids of Giza. Allegorical in nature, the work discusses attaining an individual’s Personal Legend (which, incidentally, is always capitalized). Another work of Coelho’s is called By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept and focuses on a character named Pilar who is setting on a journey through the French Pyrenees mountains with an old childhood sweetheart.