Jorge Vaz de Carvalho
Bachelor of arts in Modern Literatures from the Classical University of Lisbon, a Master's Degree in Comparative Literature from the Nova University of Lisbon and a PhD in Cultural Studies from the FCH – Faculty of Human Sciences, UCP – Catholic University of Portugal. His literary works include poetry (A Lenta Rendição da Luz), short stories, essays (among others, Jorge de Sena, Sinais de Fogo como romance de formação, Jorge de Sena prize 2010 and PEN Clube de Ensaio prize 2011) and translation (including VICO Giambattista, Ciência Nova, the scientific and technical translation prize of the União Latina/FCT 2006); BLAKE, William, Songs of Innocence and of Experience; ALIGHIERI, Dante, Vita Nuova, Dante Alighieri; several works by Umberto Eco; George Steiner, Tolstoi and Dostoievski; Ulysses by James Joyce (Great Prize of Literary Translation APT/SPA 2015); Emma de Jane Austen. He was Musical Director of the National Orchestra of Porto (1999-2006) and also Director of the Portuguese Institute of Arts (2005-2007). He is currently a professor at FCH-UCP.