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Looking forward to the arrival of writer João Tordo for Summer Residency in June

We're looking forward to the arrival of writer João Tordo next month as a Summer Resident at the Siena Art Institute! João Tordo (b. Lisbon, 1975) is a novelist, and in 2009 he won the prestigious José Saramago Literary Prize with the novel "As Três Vidas". In 2011, he was shortlisted for the Portugal Telecom Prize in Brazil with the same book. He was also shortlisted for the prestigious Fernando Namora Literary prize four times: in 2012 for "Anatomia dos Mártires", 2011 for "O Bom Inverno", 2015 for "Biografia Involuntária dos Amantes" and 2016 for "O Luto de Elias Gro". He was twice nominated for Best Novel with the Portuguese Authors Society. The french translation of "O Bom Inverno" was nominated for the European Literary Award in 2012. His novels are published in several countries, including France, Italy, Germany, Brazil & Hungary, and he has published nine books. 

For more info on João Tordo and our other residents at the Siena Art Institute, please visit our residencies page.

Sart life

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  • Student Experiences - Fall 2015 (Michalis Fountedakis, Themis Istatiadis)

  • Angela Dufresne - Visiting Artist, january 2015

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