200 books + 40-year career + extensive collaborations with promising new illustrators.
José Jorge Letria (1951, Cascais), a prolific author with more than 200 books and 40 years of literary activity, is better known for his poetry and vast children and youth books writing production. The author has books translated into more than a dozen languages and was published by such distinguished publishers as Albin Michel.
A coordinator of radio and television programmes, Letria has been part of the developing team behind the Portuguese Sesame Street. His notoriety within the big audiences were accompanied by dozens of national and international prizes, namely the Unesco International Prize, having also been invited to be part of the European jury of the European Union Literary Prize.
Letria is a member of the World Literary Academy and has participated in the Editorial Commission of the Blank Book on European Cultural Politics. He is the president of the Portuguese Society of Authors and of the CISAC European Committee, and a member of the European Group Direction of Societies of Authors and of the Executive Committee of the Writers and Directors Worldwide.
He was awarded in Portugal and France with the Order of Freedom and the Internationale des Arts et des Lettres medal.
José Jorge Letria