Dalton Jérson Trevisan (born 14 June 1925) is a Brazilian author of short stories. He has been described as an "acclaimed short-story chronicler of lower-class mores and popular dramas." Trevisan won the 2012 Prémio Camões, the leading Portuguese-language author prize, valued at €100,000.
His short stories are inspired in the daily life of his home city of Curitiba, though featuring characters and situations of universal meaning. His extremely concise and refined tales have been called "Haikus in prose". They are often based on dialogue, using a popular language, and underline the torturing and absurd aspects of everyday life. Often brutal, his narratives can be considered the reverse of moral tales, exposing a culture of perversion and violence underlying middle class hypocrisy.
As of 2012[update], only one of his books has been translated into English, The Vampire of Curitiba, in 1972.
^Vieira, Nelson H. (Winter 1990). "World literature in review: Portuguese". World Literature Today64 (1): 85. 9610220281. "As Brazil's acclaimed short-story chronicler of lower-class mores and popular dramas, Dalton Trevisan infuses his twenty-second publication with twenty-two narratives of blood-soaked violence, primarily the domestic kind frequently splashed across lurid tabloids that sensationalize the conjugal warfare between oppressive husbands and oppressed wives."|accessdate= requires |url= (help)