Botelho, Fernanda (1926–)

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Botelho, Fernanda (1926–)

Portuguese poet and novelist. Name variations: Maria Fernanda Botelho. Born 1926 in Oporto, Portugal.

Contributed to experimental, anti neo-realist literary journals and magazines; was one of the founders of the magazine Távola Redonda; postwar novels include O enigmade Sete Alíneas (1956), O Angula Raso (1957), Xerazade e os Outros (1964), Terra sem Música (1969), Lourenço é un Nome de Jogral (1971), Esta Noite Sonhei com Brueghel (1987) and Dramaticamente Vestida de negro (1994); poetic work includes Coordenadas Líricas (1951). Won Camilo Castelo Branco prize for best novel for A Gata e a Fábula (The Cat and the Fable, 1960).

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