Milton Hatoum

Professor, Author

1952 –

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Who is Milton Hatoum?

Milton Hatoum is a Brazilian writer, translator and professor. Hatoum is one of Brazil's most eminent contemporary writers.

Of Lebanese descent, Hatoum taught literature at the Federal University of Amazonas and at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written four novels: Relato de um Certo Oriente, Dois Irmãos, Cinzas do Norte. The latter was the winner of a Portugal Telecom Prize for Literature and the three others awarded a Prêmio Jabuti for best novel The final novel is Órfãos do Eldorado. Over 200,000 copies of his books have been sold in Brazil, and they have been translated in several languages including Italian, English, French, Spanish, Danish, Czech, and Arabic.

Hatoum writes about destructured families in his works, with a political tendency. In two of his books, Dois Irmãos and Cinzas do Norte, Milton Hatoum made a subtle criticism of the Brazilian military regime of 1964–1985.

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Born
Aug 19, 1952
Manaus
Nationality
  • Brazil
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on July 23, 2013

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