From 1986 and 1987, she was Director of the daily O Primeiro de Janeiro (Porto). From 1990 to 1993, she was director of the Teatro Nacional D. Maria II (Lisbon).
Her novels have been adapted for the screen by director Manoel de Oliveira: Fanny Owen ("Francisca"), Abraham's Valley, and The Lands of Risk ("The Convent"), in addition to the Party. Her novel As Terras do Risco was the basis for the film O Convento in 1995.
ESTADOS ERÓTICOS IMEDIATOS DE SÖREN KIERKEGAARD [SØREN KIERKEGAARD’S IMMEDIATE EROTIC STAGES], Is based on Kierkegaard text from The Seducer’s Diary, The immediate erotic stages or the musical-erotic, – popular name: The Don Juan-analysis -, and The Journals, 1992