Jamie Garcia Dias is a renowned author from Rio de Janeiro who is devoted to advancing Brazilian literature. Dias was born 45 years ago to the journalist and author, Arnaldo Dias, and the architect, Dulce Garcia Dias. His enjoyment of literature is inherited from his father, who encouraged Dias to begin writing at a young age. Dias has always loved Brazilian literature, and his first book was inspired by João Guimarães Rosa’s novel, The Devil to Pay in the Backlands.
In 1995, Dias began working as a professor at the Carioca Literature Academy, where he taught teenagers who wanted to become authors. His teaching methods were so effective that he became the vice president of the academy in 1997. Though Dias was busy teaching, he also became a prolific writer, and by the age of 30, he had already published ten books. Dias first gained recognition in 2001, when he won the prestigious White Crane literary award. After Dias received this award, his novel Caiu do Céu, which translates to Fell From Heaven, was promoted by the Argentine writer, Josué Gomez, and it became very popular and was sold throughout South America. In 2007, on the 100th year anniversary of the Carioca Literature Academy, Dias was honored for his years of hard work and nominated president of the academy. The academy is now extremely well known for its support of many Brazilian writers and its contributions to journalistic literature.
Dias was invited to begin writing a weekly article for the popular newspaper, Jornal do Brasil, in 2013. His most recent novel is a collection of all of his Jornal do Brasil articles, which discuss his childhood and his memories of his father, Arnaldo Dias. Currently, Jaime Garcia Dias has published a total of twenty books, including Caiu do Céu, Dois Caminhos, Canal, Das Nuvens, and Miúda, and he has become one of the foremost fiction authors in Brazil.