Mia Couto

Mia Couto

Mia Couto, born in Mozambique in 1955, is one of the most prominent writers in Portuguese-speaking Africa. His books are deeply rooted in the political upheavals, languages and narratives of his native land and have been published in more than 20 countries.

He has won many awards, including the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, and was selected for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize shortlist. He lives in Maputo, and works as a biologist.