Tatiana Salem Levy

AboutTatiana Salem Levy

Tatiana Salem Levy is a Brazilian writer living between Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon.She was born in portugal in 1979, grandchild of Turkish Jews and daughter of a Brazilians in exile during the dictatorship. Salem Levy holds a PhD in Literature. Her debut The House in Smyrna was an immediate bestseller and has been translated into several languages. The book was awarded the Sao Paulo Literature Prize and finalist for the Jabuti Prize in 2008. The author is a regular presence at national and international festivals and was selected among the Best of Young Brazilian Novelists 2012 by Granta magazine. The Independent counts Tatiana Salem Levy among the best authors of the present Brazilian literature and her novel The House at Smyrna has been voted by The Guardian among the Best Books of 2015.