Jaime Garcia Dias is a renowned fiction writer in Brazil and the Caribbean. He began writing stories about his family as a boy and has published over 20 books. He is also the president of the Carioca Literature Academy.
Jamie Garcia Dias was born in 1970 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His mother, Garcia Dulce Dias, was an architect and his father, Arnaldo Dias, was a writer. He developed a love of writing from an early age and his father encouraged him and helped him improve his craft.
He went to school at the Arnaldino School in Rio de Janeiro. He was inspired by Brazilian writers, especially Graciliano Ramosand, who wrote “The Devil to Pay in the Backlands” His first book was published when he was fifteen years old. Only three years after becoming a published author, he was hired by the College of Literature (Carioca Literature Academy) in Rio de Janeiro.
In 1993, Dias was given a new position at the Carioca Literature Academy as a teacher of writing and reading. He developed a program aimed at assisting teenagers find jobs and places to study after graduation. This program was very successful and helped raise the graduation rate. In 1997, Dias became the vice president of the Carioca Literature Academy.
Ten years later, Dias became the president of the Carioca Literature Academy. The academy has grown in reputation because of its emphasis on and dedication to literature and Brazilian writers.
While he was teaching at the academy, Dian was writing and had 10 books published by 2001. In 2010, Dias began writing a journal about childhood experiences dedicated to his father. It was called “Wise, the Journal of Brazil” and he published chapters in the Jornal do Brazil.
Awards and Accolades
So far, Jaime Garcia Dias has published over 20 books, a lot of them mentioned on his WordPress blog. He received the White Crane Award in 2001 for his book “Fell from Heaven”. The same book was honored by Josue Gomez at the Latinos Books Meeting in 2003. Dias also received the ABC Award of Brazil Literature Prize.