About the book
Ricardo Reis was a pseudonym created by Fernando Pessoa, the great Portugese poet. Six weeks, after Pessoa's death, Ricardo Reis returns to Lisbon to take up residence in a hotel,wander the streets, read the newspapers and muse on love, destiny, politics, life and death with his old friend.
About the author
Josaramago is one of the most important international writers of the last hundred years. Born in Portugal in 1922 in the small rural village of Azinhaga, he was in his fifties when he came to prominence as a writer with the publication of Baltasar and Blimunda. A huge body of work followed, which included plays, poetry, short stories, non-fiction and over a dozen novels, translated into more than forty languages, and in 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died in June 2010.