David Machado

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For the 20th century Brazilian conductor, see David Machado (conductor)

David Machado (born 1978) is a Portuguese writer. He was born in Lisbon and studied economics at ISEG Lisbon, before turning to writing as a full-time occupation.[1]

Machado first gained renown for his books for children, two of which won literary prizes. A Noite dos Animais Inventados won the Branquinho da Fonseca Prize in 2005, and O Tubarão na Banheira won the SPA/RTP Author Prize in 2010. In addition, he has published several novels and a short story collection titled Histórias Possíveis. In 2015, Machado won the EU Prize for Literature for his novel Indice Medio de Felicidade (Average Happiness Index).

Selected works[edit]

Children's books

  • A Noite dos Animais Inventados
  • O Tubarão na Banheira
  • Os Quatro Comandantes da Cama Voadora
  • Um Homem Verde num Buraco Muito Fundo
  • A Mala Assombrada
  • Parece Um Pássaro
  • Acho Que Posso Ajudar

Short stories

  • Histórias Possíveis

Novels

  • O Fabuloso Teatro do Gigante
  • Deixem Falar as Pedras
  • Índice Médio de Felicidade

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bio