Companhia das Letras discovered Geovani Martins’ work when he took a creative writing course in FLUP, the literary festival of the Rio favelas. Geovani grew up with his mother, who is a cleaning lady, in the biggest favela in Brazil, the Rocinha favela in Rio. He is
26 years old and used to work for a while selling drinks on the beach, but now has a job in an NGO that works in the favelas.
O Sol Na Cabeça is his first collection and has been sold in ten territories. The English translation will be published by Faber & Faber and FSG in March 2018.
Agent Name: Laurence Laluyaux