Domingos Pellegrini

Domingos Pellegrini was born in Londrina in the South Region of Brazil in 1949 and writes short stories, novels, poetry and YA fiction. From a young age, he heard many stories told by the customers in his father’s barber shop and his mother’s guest-house. After graduating as an arts student, he later went to work as a journalist. He launched his first book in 1977, O Homem Vermelho (The Red Man), a collection of short stories which earned him the Jabuti Prize, one of the most important literary awards in the country. That same year, he launched a second short story collection, Os Meninos (The Boys). Other works of note include Terra Vermelha (Red Land), a colonial history of Paraná, and the novel O Caso da Chácara Chão (The Case of the Country Bungalow), which also received the Jabuti Prize. Besides fiction, Pellegrini also writes for newspapers and magazines, and works in advertising.

Anthologies featuring Domingos Pellegrini

The Book of Rio

The ten stories in this anthology bring to life the complex and ever-changing face of Rio de Janeiro behind the tourist-tailored images of the city.