On his Facebook it says that Jaime Garcia Dias is a Brazilian author and educator who, at the age of 45, has already had 20 books published. What’s even more impressive than his output, however, is that Dias’ work is collecting accolades form the literary and publishing world. As well as critical acclaim, Dias was recently given the ABC Award of Brazil Literature Award. It’s an award of which he is rightly proud, and which has come after years of dedication and effort.
Dias is a Brazilian who was born in Rio De Janeiro. His mother, a writer, and his father, a notable architect in the region, were highly educated people who instilled a love of higher learning in him. Dias has had a life long love affair with literature, which manifested itself in his career as an educator. He taught for five years at the Carioca Literary School in Brazil. The school is a prep school for students who wish to pursue careers in literature,and Dias was obviously a great fit for the school.
Dias credits his study of great authors as a key to his success. One of the writers who greatly influenced him is Jorge Amado (1912-2001). Amado is a widely celebrated author whose comedic style and whimsical depiction of daily life in Brazil brought him a huge international audience. His book “Dona Flor and her Two Husbands” (1966) was made into a critically acclaimed film that won wide recognition.
Dias has often cited the brilliant humor of Amado’s writing as an inspiration to him, and often credits the inspiring writers of an earlier era as a key to his ongoing dedication to his own career.
There’s no question that Dias himself has much promise ahead for him. Even at this relatively early stage in his career, he has clearly made a mark for himself as a notable Brazilian author.