Jabuti Award 2023: Brazilian Book Chamber reveals the 5 finalists in the Brazilian Book Published Abroad category

21/11/2023

The Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL) has just released the list of the five finalists in each category of the 65th edition of the Jabuti Award, the most traditional and prestigious Brazilian literary prize. Among them is the Brazilian Book Published Abroad category, which is promoted by Brazilian Publishers — a partnership between the Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil).

Since 2017, this category awards two publishers: a Brazilian one that sold the rights of the work, and an international one that acquired these rights and published the book in another language. In the last edition, Todavia (Brazil) and Textofilia Ediciones (Mexico) took home the statuette for the edition of “Crooked Plough” a hit by Itamar Vieira Junior, which gained its Mexican version in 2021.

Just like last year, the five finalists in the Brazilian Book Published Abroad category will be invited by the project to come to Brazil. Here in the country, the representatives of the publishers can participate in a schedule of exclusive meetings and visits with Brazilian professionals. In addition to obviously attending the Jabuti Award ceremony, which takes place on December 5th, when the winners of the 21 categories will be revealed.

“This category represents a significant recognition of the impact and relevance of Brazilian literature on the worldwide landscape, providing visibility for national authors beyond the country’s borders”, quotes Rayanna Pereira, Brazilian Publishers’ coordinator. “Rewarding such editions encourages the internationalization of Brazilian culture, promoting the diversity of voices and perspectives in Brazil’s vast literary production,” she adds.

Check out all this year’s edition finalists below:

 

Axis: Literature

 

Short Story

Title: As pessoas costumam não notar quando estamos mortos | Author(s): Malu Ferreira Alves | Publisher(s): 7Letras

Title: Educação Natural: textos póstumos e inéditos | Author(s): João Gilberto Noll | Publisher(s): Record

Title: Guia anônima | Author(s): Junia Zaidan | Publisher(s): FiNA, Cousa

Title: Mulher feita e outros contos | Author(s): Marilene Felinto | Publisher(s): Fósforo

Title: Usufruto de demônios | Author(s): Whisner Fraga Mamede | Publisher(s): Ofícios Terrestres Edições

 

Chronicle

Title: As vozes da minha cabeça | Author(s): S. Ganeff | Publisher(s): Labrador

Title: Folias de aprendiz | Author(s): Geraldo Carneiro | Publisher(s): História Real

Title: Lembremos do futuro: crônicas do tempo da morte do tempo | Author(s): Julián Fuks | Publisher(s): Companhia das Letras

Title: Por quem as panelas batem | Author(s): Antonio Prata | Publisher(s): Companhia das Letras

Title: Vastidão | Author(s): Cristiana Rodrigues | Publisher(s): Vasta

 

Comics

Title: A batalha | Author(s): Eloar Guazzelli, Fernanda Verissimo | Publisher(s): Quadrinhos na Cia

Title: A Coisa | Author(s): Orlandeli | Publisher(s): Gambatte

Title: Franjinha: contato | Author(s): Vitor Cafaggi | Publisher(s): Panini Comics

Title: Mukanda Tiodora | Author(s): Marcelo D’Salete | Publisher(s): Veneta

Title: O fim da noite | Author(s): Diox, Rafael Calça | Publisher(s): Darkside

 

Children’s

Title: A espera | Author(s): Ilan Brenman | Publisher(s): Santillana Educação

Title: Desligue e abra | Author(s): Ilan Brenman | Publisher(s): Santillana Educação

Title: Doçura | Author(s): Anna Cunha, Emília Nuñez | Publisher(s): Tibi Livros

Title: O menino, o pai e a pinha | Author(s): Yuri de Francco, Ionit Zilberman | Publisher(s): Ciranda na Escola

Title: Voar na imaginação | Author(s): Celso Vicenzi | Publisher(s): Arte Editora

 

Youth

Title: A catalogadora de idosos | Author(s): Pedro Tavares | Publisher(s): Edições SM

Title: As coisas de que não me lembro, sou | Author(s): Jacques Fux, Raquel Matsushita | Publisher(s): Aletria

Title: Meu lugar no mundo | Author(s): Walcyr Carrasco | Publisher(s): Santillana Educação

Title: Natali e sua vontade idiota de agradar todo mundo | Author(s): Thalita Rebouças | Publisher(s): Rocco

Title: Óculos de cor: ver e não enxergar | Author(s): Lilia Moritz Schwarcz, Suzane Lopes | Publisher(s): Companhia das Letrinhas

 

Poetry

Title: A água é uma máquina do tempo | Author(s): Aline Motta | Publisher(s): Círculo de poemas

Title: Alma corsária | Author(s): Claudia Roquette-Pinto | Publisher(s): Editora 34

Title: Araras vermelhas | Author(s): Cida Pedrosa | Publisher(s): Companhia das Letras

Title: Engenheiro fantasma | Author(s): Fabrício Corsaletti | Publisher(s): Companhia das Letras

Title: Fim de verão | Author(s): Paulo Henriques Britto | Publisher(s): Companhia das Letras

 

Entertainment Novel

Title: 12321 – O amor é um palíndromo | Author(s): Marina Kon | Publisher(s): Penalux

Title: A vida e as mortes de Severino Olho de Dendê | Author(s): Ian Fraser | Publisher(s): Intrínseca

Title: Dentro do nosso silêncio | Author(s): Karine Asth | Publisher(s): Bestiário

Title: O luto da baleia | Author(s): Solange Cianni | Publisher(s): Obra Independente

Title: Selvagem | Author(s): Marília Passos | Publisher(s): Labrador

 

Literary Novel

Title: A vida futura | Author(s): Sérgio Rodrigues | Publisher(s): Companhia das Letras

Title: Beatriz e o poeta | Author(s): Cristovão Tezza | Publisher(s): Todavia

Title: Menos que um | Author(s): Patrícia Melo | Publisher(s): Casa dos Mundos

Title: Os perigos do imperador: um romance do Segundo Reinado | Author(s): Ruy Castro | Publisher(s): Companhia das Letras

Title: Via Ápia | Author(s): Geovani Martins | Publisher(s): Companhia das Letras

 

Axis: Non-fiction

 

Arts

Title: Futuros em gestação: cidade, política e pandemia | Author(s): Guilherme Wisnik, Tuca Vieira | Publisher(s): WMF Martins Fontes, Escola da Cidade

Title: Imagens marcantes da fotografia brasileira (1840-1914) | Author(s): Pedro Corrêa do Lago, Ruy Souza e Silva | Publisher(s): Capivara

Title: O Olhar Germânico na Gênese do Brasil | Author(s): Maurício Vicente Ferreira Júnior, Rafael Cardoso | Publisher(s): Museu Imperial

Title: Tomie | Author(s): Paulo Miyada, Priscyla Gomes (Organizadores) | Publisher(s): Instituto Tomie Ohtake

Title: Walter Firmo: no verbo do silêncio a síntese do grito | Author(s): Sérgio Burgi | Publisher(s): IMS

 

Biography and Reporting

Title: A vacina sem revolta: a luta de Rodolpho Theophilo contra o poder e a peste | Author(s): Lira Neto | Publisher(s): Bella Editora

Title: Escravidão: da independência do Brasil à Lei Áurea | Author(s): Laurentino Gomes | Publisher(s): Globo Livros

Title: O negócio do Jair: a história proibida do clã Bolsonaro | Author(s): Juliana Dal Piva | Publisher(s): Zahar

Title: Poder camuflado: os militares e a política, do fim da ditadura à aliança com Bolsonaro | Author(s): Fabio Victor | Publisher(s): Companhia das Letras

Title: Rainhas da noite | Author(s): Chico Felitti | Publisher(s): Companhia das Letras

 

Sciences

Title: Covid-19: desafios para a organização e repercussões nos sistemas e serviços de saúde | Author(s): Lenice Gnocchi da Costa Reis, Margareth Crisóstomo Portela, Sheyla Maria Lemos Lima | Publisher(s): Fiocruz

Title: Emergência climática: o aquecimento global, o ativismo jovem e a luta por um mundo melhor | Author(s): Matthew Shirts | Publisher(s): Claro enigma

Title: Pediatria Essencial | Author(s): Alice D’Agostini Deutsch, Carlos Augusto Cardim de Oliveira, Claudio Schvartsman, Durval Anibal Daniel Filho, Eduardo Juan Troster, Elda Maria Stafuzza Gonçalves Pires, Érica Santos, Mariana Facchini Granato, Paula Alves Gonçalves, Renata Dejtiar Waksman | Publisher(s): Atheneu

Title: Psicanálise de boteco: o inconsciente na vida cotidiana | Author(s): Alexandre Patricio de Almeida | Publisher(s): Paidós

Title: Uma história das florestas brasileiras | Author(s): Zé Pedro de Oliveira Costa | Publisher(s): Autêntica Editora

 

Human Sciences

Title: É próprio do humano: uma odisseia do autoconhecimento e da autorrealização em 12 lições | Author(s): Dante Gallian | Publisher(s): Record

Title: Humanamente Digital: inteligência artificial centrada no humano | Author(s): Cassio Pantaleoni | Publisher(s): Unità Educacional

Title: Identidades e Crise das Democracias | Author(s): Bernardo Sorj | Publisher(s): Fundação FHC

Title: O ponto a que chegamos: duzentos anos de atraso educacional e seu impacto nas políticas do presente | Author(s): Antônio Gois | Publisher(s): FGV

Title: Pontos fora da curva: por que algumas reformas educacionais no Brasil são mais efetivas do que outras e o que isso significa para o futuro da educação básica | Author(s): Olavo Nogueira Filho | Publisher(s): FGV

 

Social Sciences

Title: Limites da democracia: de junho de 2013 ao governo Bolsonaro | Author(s): Marcos Nobre | Publisher(s): Todavia

Title: Linha vermelha: a guerra da Ucrânia e as relações internacionais do século XXI | Author(s): Felipe Loureiro (Organizador) | Publisher(s): Editora da Unicamp

Title: Movimento LGBTI+: uma breve história do século XIX aos nossos dias | Author(s): Renan Quinalha | Publisher(s): Autêntica

Title: Nós do Brasil: nossa herança e nossas escolhas | Author(s): Zeina Latif | Publisher(s): Record

Title: Tecnologia do Oprimido: desigualdade e o mundano digital nas favelas do Brasil | Author(s): David Nemer | Publisher(s): Milfontes

 

Creative Economy

Title: Criatividade a Sério | Author(s): Felipe Zamana | Publisher(s): Obra Independente

Title: Hospedagens Memoráveis | Author(s): Rodrigo Galvão | Publisher(s): Freitas Bastos Editora

Title: Metaverso Educacional de Bolso – Conceitos, Reflexões e Possíveis Impactos na Educação | Author(s): Francisco Tupy, Helena Poças Leitão | Publisher(s): Arco 43 Editora

Title: Patrimônio 4.0 | Author(s): Pedro Henrique Gonçalves (Organizador) | Publisher(s): Blucher

Title: Receitas do Favela Orgânica: aproveitamento integral de alimentos | Author(s): Regina Tchelly | Publisher(s): Senac Rio

 

Axis: Editorial Production

 

Cover

Title: Judith Lauand: desvio concreto | Cover Artist: Paula Tinoco, Roderico Souza | Publisher(s): Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (Masp)

Title: Mensagem | Cover Artist: Flávia Castanheira | Publisher(s): Todavia

Title: Moby Dick, ou A baleia | Cover Artist: Rafael Nobre | Publisher(s): Clássicos Zahar

Title: Ubuntu: eu sou porque nós somos | Cover Artist: Bloco Gráfico | Publisher(s): ImageMagica

Title: Um defeito de cor (Edição Especial) | Cover Artist: Leticia Quintilhano | Publisher(s): Record

 

Illustration

Title: A notável história do homem-listrado | Illustrator: Fayga Ostrower | Publisher(s): EDUFRN

Title: Minúscula | Illustrator: Fran Matsumoto | Publisher(s): Brinque-Book

Title: O dedão do pé do gigante | Illustrator: Bruna Ximenes | Publisher(s): Editora do Brasil

Title: O povo Kambeba e a gota d’água | Illustrator: Cris Eich | Publisher(s): Edebe Brasil

Title: Sou mais eu | Illustrator: Rogério Coelho | Publisher(s): DarkSide

 

Graphic Design

Title: Atos de revolta: outros imaginários sobre independência | Responsible(s): Sometimes Always | Publisher(s): Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro

Title: Expresso 2222 | Responsible(s): Ana Oliveira, Paulo Chagas | Publisher(s): Iyá Omin

Title: Judith Lauand: desvio concreto | Responsible(s): Paula Tinoco, Roderico Souza | Publisher(s): Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (Masp)

Title: Middlemarch: um estudo da vida provinciana | Responsible(s): Flávia Castanheira, Igor Miranda | Publisher(s): Pinard

Title: Tomie | Responsible(s): Felipe Carnevalli De Brot, Vitor Cesar Junior | Publisher(s): Instituto Tomie Ohtake

 

Translation

Title: Édipo Rei ou Édipo em Tebas | Translator: Jaa Torrano | Publisher(s): Ateliê Editorial, Editora Mnêma

Title: Finnegans Rivolta | Translator: Dirce Waltrick do Amarante (Organizadora) / Coletivo Finnegans | Publisher(s): Iluminuras

Title: Inana | Translator: Adriano Scandolara, Guilherme Gontijo Flores | Publisher(s): Sobinfluencia Edições

Title: Linhas fundamentais da filosofia do direito | Translator: Marcos Lutz Müller | Publisher(s): Editora 34

Title: Phantasus: poema-non-plus-ultra | Translator: Simone Homem de Mello | Publisher(s): Perspectiva

 

Axis: Innovation

 

Debut Writer

Title: A tessitura da perda | Author(s): Cristianne Lameirinha | Publisher(s): Quelônio

Title: Extremo oeste | Author(s): Paulo Fehlauer | Publisher(s): Cepe

Title: O céu no meio da cara | Author(s): Júlia Portes | Publisher(s): NAU Editora

Title: Síngulas Brasilis Fantásticas | Author(s): Valentim Biazotti | Publisher(s): Penalux

Title: Sismógrafo | Author(s): Leonardo Piana | Publisher(s): Edições Macondo

 

Promotion of Reading

Title: Álbum Guerreiras da Ancestralidade do Mulherio das Letras Indígenas | Responsible(s)(s): Evanir de Oliveira Pinheiro

Title: Calangos Leitores | Responsible(s)(s): Claudine Maria Diniz Duarte

Title: Mostra de Literatura Inclusiva | Responsible(s)(s): Andrey do Amaral

Title: Projeto Ciranda do Saber | Responsible(s)(s): Meire Aparecida do Nascimento

Title: São Luís sob a luz dos tambores | Responsible(s)(s): Foto Clube Poesia do Olhar

 

Brazilian Book Published Abroad

Title: Becos da memória | Publisher(s): Pallas Editora, Portugalský inštitút

Title: Caderno de rimas do João | Publisher(s): Pallas Editora, Editora Trinta Zero Nove

Title: Marrom e amarelo | Publisher(s): Alfaguara, And Other Stories

Title: O cabelo de Cora | Publisher(s): Pallas Editora, Editora Trinta Zero Nove

Title: Setenta | Publisher(s): Dublinense, Hellnation Libri

 

About Jabuti

A reference among the country’s literary awards, the Jabuti Award is a cultural heritage. For years, it has been expanding the achievements of the publishing industry and the reach of the national literary culture. The Jabuti Award remains relevant for award winners, publishers, and cultural agents because since its creation, in 1958, it has continuously distinguished works and Author(s)s. Held for more than six decades, Jabuti Award strives to illuminate what is most significant in its four axes — Literature, Nonfiction, Editorial Production, and Innovation. The title of Literary Personality, each year, celebrates the fundamental figures of art and thought in a country eager for inclusion and representativeness.

About Brazilian Publishers

Created in 2008, the Brazilian Publishers is an industry project for the promotion of Brazilian editorial content, the result of a partnership between the Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil). The initiative aims at promoting the Brazilian editorial industry in the global market in a guided and organized manner, supporting the operationalization of publishers.

About CBL

Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL) is a non-profit association, representing publishers, booksellers, distributors, and other professionals in the sector. For 77 years it has been working on several fronts, always with the aim of promoting access to books and the democratization of reading throughout the country, besides promoting Brazilian literature in the international market. Since March 2020, CBL is the National Agency of the ISBN and, in the same period, it has launched a digital platform, which brings together its services in an integrated and dynamic way. Another powerful performance of the entity is linked to a relations agenda with the most diverse public and governmental spheres to discuss important guidelines and policies for the sector. All its actions are elaborated with a strategic and sensitive vision of those who believe in the transforming power of books for society.

About ApexBrasil

The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad and attract foreign investments to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy. In order to achieve its goals, ApexBrasil carries out several trade promotion initiatives aimed at promoting Brazilian products and services abroad, such as prospective and trade missions, business rounds, support to the participation of Brazilian companies in major international fairs, visits of foreign buyers and opinion makers to learn about the Brazilian productive structure, among other business platforms that also aim at strengthening the Brazil brand.