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António Lobo Antunes

Biography

António Lobo Antunes was born in Lisbon in 1942. He is the oldest of six brothers. He decided from the age of seven to be a writer. He studied medicine in Lisbon. When he wanted to study psychiatry he went to study at a London hospital, solely because that is where Somerset Maugham had worked. However, he was called up for the Angola war and worked in a military hospital. On his return he lived some time in Germany and Belgium. After separating from his wife in 1976, he wrote his first novel about the separation. After the success of the novel, he quit medicine and became a full-time writer. Along with Saramago, he has become Portugal’s most successful writer.

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Bibliography

1979 Memória de Elefante
1979 Os Cus de Judas (South of Nowhere; The Land At The End Of The World)
1980 Conhecimento do Inferno (Knowledge of Hell)
1981 Explicação dos Pássaros (An Explanation of the Birds)
1983 Fado Alexandrino (Fado Alexandrino)
1985 Auto dos Danados (Act of the Damned)
1987 As Naus (The Return of the Caravels)
1990 Tratado das Paixões da Alma
1992 A Ordem Natural das Coisas (The Natural Order of Things)
1994 A Morte de Carlos Gardel
1994 A História do Hidroavião
1995 Livro de Crónicas (The Fat Man and Infinity and Other Writings)
1996 O Manual dos Inquisidores (The Inquisitors’ Manual)
1997 O Esplendor de Portugal (The Splendor of Portugal)
1998 Livro de crónicas
1999 Exortação aos Crocodilos (Warning to the Crocodiles)
2000 Não Entres tão Depressa Nessa Noite Escura
2001 Que farei quando tudo arde? (What Can I Do When Everything’s On Fire?)
2002 Segundo livro de crónicas
2003 Boa Tarde às Coisas Aqui em Baixo
2004 Eu Hei-de Amar uma Pedra
2006 Terceiro livro de crónicas
2006 Ontem Não te vi em Babilónia
2007 O Meu Nome é Legião
2008 O Arquipélago da Insónia
2009 Que Cavalos Sµao Aqueles Que Fazem Sombra no Mar?
2010 Sôbolos Rios Que Vão
2011 Quarto livro de crónicas
2011 Comissão das Lágrimas
2012 Não É Meia Noite Quem Quer
2014 Caminha como numa Casa em Chamas
2015 Da Natureza dos Deuses
2016 Para Aquela que Está Sentada no Escuro à Minha Espera