João Morgado was born in 1965, in Aldeia do Carvalho, Covilhã, Portugal.
He writes across a broad range of genres: chronicles, poetry, short stories, plays, romantic novels, but he is best known for his highly acclaimed historical novels, depicting vividly Camões, Vasco da Gama, Pedro Álvares Cabral, Fernão de Magalhães…
In 2017 he received the Grand Cross of the Order of Civic and Cultural Merit, awarded by the Federative Republic of Brazil. He also received the Christ Redeemer Trophy from the Paranapuã Academy of Letters and Arts, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for his contributions to Luso-Brazilian culture.
Awards and prizes received:
• Ferreira de Castro Literary Prize, 2019.
• International Order of Cabral Literary Merit Medal, Brazil, 2017.
• LIONS National Literary Award, 2015.
• Manuel Neto dos Santos Poetry Prize, 2015.
• Luís Rainha Foundation Literary Prize, Correntes d’Escritas, 2015.
• Alçada Baptista Literary Prize, 2014.
• João Isabel Literary Contest, 2nd Prize, 2013.
• Vergílio Ferreira Literary Prize, 2012.