Jaime Garcia Dias, is a famous author who originated from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His father, Arnaldo Garcia Dias, was an author and journalist, and he encouraged Jaime even from a tender age to begin writing. His mother, Dulce Garcia Dias, was an architect.
Dias always had a love for Brazilian literature. His first book was inspired by a novel by Joao Guimaraes Rosa, titled, The Devil to Pay in the Backlands.
As time went by, Dias grew in his skill as an author, and he then became a professor. In 1995, he taught at the Carioca Literature Academy. He taught teenagers who aspired to become authors. His teaching strategies were so effective that in just two years, he became the academy’s vice president. Even as Dias retained his work as a professor, he continued to pursue his passion for writing, and by the age of 30, he had already written and published ten books.
Dias first gained recognition for his writing in the year 2001, when he won the prestigious and well sought after, White Crane Literary Award. Shortly after winning this award, his novel, Caiu de ceu, which translates to, Fell From Heaven, was promoted by an Argentine writer known as Josue Gomez. The novel then became very popular and was sold all across South America.
In the year 2007, the Carioca Literature Academy celebrated it’s 100th year. Dias was greatly honored for his contributions, hard work and dedication. Dias was then nominated president of the Carioca Literature Academy, where he had taught for five years. The academy is now famous for its contribution to Brazilian authors and contribution to literature.
In the year 2013, Dias was then invited to write for a known newspaper called, Jornal de Brazil. He later published a novel, which was a collection of all the articles that he wrote for the newspaper, as well as a collection of his childhood memories including memories of his father. To date, Dias has written 20 books.