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Author Information: Lygia Fagundes Telles



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Lygia Fagundes Telles was born in São Paulo, Brazil, but spent her childhood in small towns in the state where her father served as district attorney, police commissioner, and a judge. This childhood experience provided the imaginative background for many of her stories. Today she is a lawyer and president of the Brazilian Cinematheque, founded by her late husband,film critic and author Paulo Emilio Salles Gomes.

Lygia Fagundes Telles has published three novels, half a dozen novellas, and seven short story collections. In 1969 she was awarded the Cannes Prox International des Femmes for her short story "Before the Green Masquerade," chosen from among the works of authors from twenty-one countries.



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