Maria Velho da Costa
Maria de Fátima de Bivar Velho da Costa (born June 26, 1938 in Lisbon) is a Portuguese writer who was awarded the Camões Prize in 2002. She took part in the Portuguese Feminist Movement with Maria Isabel Barreno and Maria Teresa Horta (the Three Marias).
She is the only daughter of Afonso Jaime de Bivar Moreira de Brito Velho da Costa by second wife Julieta Vaz Monteiro da Assunção.
She married Adérito de Oliveira Sedas Nunes (1928–1992), the "founding father" of Portuguese Sociology and a government minister, son of Élio Sedas Nunes and wife Maria de Oliveira, at the Church of São Tiago, in São Tiago, Lisbon, in 1962, and they had one son, João Afonso de Bivar Sedas Nunes (b. Lisbon, 1963), like his father a sociologist and a University Professor.
- O Lugar Comum. 1966
- Maina Mendes. 1969
- Ensino Primário e Ideologia. 1972
- Novas Cartas Portuguesas. (with Maria Teresa Horta and Maria Isabel Barreno) 1972
- Desescrita. 1973
- Cravo. 1976
- Português; Trabalhador; Doente Mental. 1977
- Casas Pardas. 1977
- Da Rosa Fixa. 1978
- Corpo Verde. 1979
- Lucialima. 1983
- O Mapa Cor de Rosa. 1984
- Missa in Albis. 1988
- Das Áfricas. (with José Afonso Furtado) 1991
- Dores. (short stories, with Teresa Dias Coelho) 1994
- Irene ou o Contrato Social. 2000
- O Livro do Meio. (an epistolary novel, with Armando Silva Carvalho) 2006
- Myra. 2008
- O Amante do Crato. (short stories) 2012
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