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Brazilian Authors Series: Júlia Medeiros – actress, writer and winner of the Jabuti Awards 2019

Brazilian Authors Series: Júlia Medeiros – actress, writer and winner of the Jabuti Awards 2019

Júlia Medeiros is an actress and member of one of the most important Brazilian theater companies: Grupo Ponto de Partida. Recently, the Brazilian artist from the countryside of Minas Gerais has shown the world her writing skills. She is the character of the week of the Brazilian Authors Series, an initiative of Brazilian Publishers — an industry project fostering the exports of Brazilian editorial content by means of a partnership between the Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil).

Medeiros has debuted in literature with her book “A Avó Amarela” (The yellow grandma), illustrated by Elisa Carareto. The title was published by ÔZé Editora, a publishing house that joined Brazilian Publishers in 2019. 

The book was acclaimed by Brazilian readers and critics and in 2019 it won the prestigious Jabuti Award in the Children’s Book category. Also, Júlia was chosen as the Breakthrough Writer by the National Foundation of Books for Children and Young People (FNLIJ), and her book got the “Highly Recommended” seal of approval from such foundation, which presented the title last year in the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

Poetic and humorous, the story addresses a granddaughter-grandmother relationship and involves the reader in an atmosphere of childhood and nostalgia. Júlia has put on paper her own memories of her grandmother, Esmeralda, in a delicate, creative and sensitive text. 

The successful book is now ready to take over the world. Zeco Montes, Publisher at Ôzé Editora, has said he intends to work on the title internationalization. That’s one of the reasons why the publishing house decided to join Brazilian Publishers in 2019.

About the Series: Brazilian Authors

In order to stimulate knowledge about Brazilian contemporary literature, Brazilian Publishers, an industry project that promotes exports of Brazilian editorial content through a partnership between the Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex -Brazil), created the series “Brazilian Authors”, which brings information about current national writers.

About Brazilian Publishers

Created in 2008, the Brazilian Publishers is an industry project that promotes exports of Brazilian editorial content through a partnership between Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brazil ). The purpose of the initiative is promoting the Brazilian publishing sector in the global market in an oriented and articulated manner, contributing to the professionalization of publishing houses.