There are many ways to make a creative mark in the world, but for those who love literature and the writing life, there’s really no other way to live. Committed writers have a real passion for what they do and the mark of a true literary spirit is in the constant output of work they produce.
Jaime Garcia Dias is a Brazilian writer whose creative output strongly attests to his passion for what he does. At age 45 he has already written and published over 20 works of fiction, and he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. All of this is great news for the many fans of his work who eagerly await the release of his next novel.
The literary community at large has also taken note of Dias’ talent and passion for literature, and he’s developed quite a following on Twitter because of those ties to the community. He was recently given the ABC Award of Brazil Prize for Literature. This is a hugely important award and a great tribute to Dias as an artist and literary leader in Brazil.
Early Upbringing in Rio de Janeiro
Dias was born and grew up in Rio de Janeiro. His mother was a notable architect and his father was a writer, so it’s no surprise that they instilled in him a love of the writer’s life from an early age. His parents both strongly believed in the value of education, and Dias took their teachings seriously. He became an educator and in his early work life he became a teacher at the Carioca Literature Academy. He taught there for five years, and today serves as President of the Academy.
The Carioca Academy is a kind of prep school for young people who wish to study literature after high school and enter a career in writing and the creative arts. It is a great privilege for Dias to be part of the school and to instill young people with the same love of writing that he enjoys.
Like many authors, Dias is a reader, blogger, and a passionate fan of the greats who have come before him. One of his favorite authors from Brazil is Jorge Amado. Amado enjoyed a long and notable career until his passing in 2001. The humor and whimsical style of his writing made him a major figure in the Brazilian literary world and also a commercial favorite.
Just like Amado, Dias intends on having a long and very busy career as a writer, and as his career history shows that’s already happened to a large degree. His fans will be happy to see that he has no intention of slowing down any time in the near future.