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The Brazilian Leonardo Oliveira won the 6th edition of the UCCLA Literary Prize – New Talents, New Works in Portuguese, with the work “O Sonho de Amadeu”.
In this edition, the jury decided to award three honorable mentions: “Entre Lobo e Cão” by Artur Siqueira Brahm, 28, from Rio Grande, Brazil; “Rivers” by Paulo Cesar Ricci Romão, 34, from São Paulo, Brazil and “Lemas” by José Pessoa, 62, from Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Leonardo Costa de Oliveira was born in 1983, in Paracambi, in the interior of Rio de Janeiro. He is a geologist, a master in sedimentary basin analysis and a doctor in geosciences. He was an assistant professor at the Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES) between 2009 and 2013 and currently works as a Geophysicist at Petrobras headquarters, in downtown Rio de Janeiro.
This award aims to stimulate the production of literary works, in the fields of fictional prose (novel, novel and short story) and poetry, in Portuguese, by new writers.