Maria Teresa Maia Gonzalez

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Maria Teresa Maia Gonzalez
Born 1958
Coimbra, Portugal
Occupation Writer
Nationality Portuguese
Genre Children's literature
Young adult literature

Maria Teresa Maia Gonzalez (born 1958 in Coimbra) is a Portuguese writer.[1]

She studied in the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon and was a Portuguese teacher from 1982 to 1997. She has published many books, including Gaspar & Mariana, A Fonte dos Segredos, O Guarda da Praia, O Incendiário Misterioso, Cartas de Beatriz, as well as being the author of the Profissão: Adolescente collection, with 13 books and over 300,000 copies sold. Together with Maria do Rosário Pedreira, she is also a co-author of O Clube das Chaves, a collection with 21 books which has been adapted to a television series. Her most successful book is A Lua de Joana, with 220,000 copies sold (which has been translated into German, Bulgarian, Chinese, Spanish and Albanian).[2]


  1. ^ "Maria Teresa Maia Gonzalez". Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Portuguese Children's Books" (PDF). General Directorate for Books and Libraries: Portuguese Ministry of Culture. 2008. p. 13. Retrieved March 27, 2010.