Rachel de Queiroz
Rachel de Queiroz was born on 17 November 1910 in Fortaleza, capital of the northeastern state of Ceará. During her childhood, her family spent a couple of years in Rio de Janeiro and Belém before moving back to Fortaleza.
She began her career in journalism in 1927 under the pen name "Rita de Queiroz". She entered the national spotlight with the unexpected success of her debut novel O Quinze in 1930. She published other three novels before moving to Rio in 1939. She was also renowned for her chronicles, short topical newspaper pieces.
The Brazilian Marines' base in the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) is named after her.
Her novel O Quinze was made into a film in 2004.
- (1930) O Quinze
- (1932) João Miguel
- (1937) O caminho das pedras
- (1939) As três Marias
- (1950) O galo de ouro
- (1975) Dora Doralina
- (1992) Memorial de Maria Moura
- (1953) Lampião
- (1958) A Beata Maria do Egito
Collections of chronicles
- (1963) O brasileiro perplexo
- (1967) O caçador de tatu
- (1976) As menininhas e outras crônicas
- (1998) Tantos anos (co-authored with her sister, Maria Luíza)
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