Dulce Maria Cardoso has published the novels Eliete (2018, book of the year, among others, in Público, Expresso and JL, Oceanos Prize and finalist for the Femina Prize), O Retorno (2011, Special Critics Prize and book of the year by Público newspapers and Expresso), O Chão dos Pardais (2009, PEN Clube Português Prize and Ciranda Prize), Os Meus Sentimentos (2005, European Union Prize for Literature) and Campo de Sangue (2001, Happens Prize, written following a of Literary Creation attributed by the Ministry of Culture).
Her novels are translated into several languages and published in more than two dozen countries. The English translation of O Retorno received, in 2016, the PEN Translates Award.
She has published short stories in magazines and newspapers, most of which are included in the anthologies Antes Nós (2008) and Tudo São Histórias de Amor (2013). Some of them are part of several foreign anthologies, and «Anjos por dentro» was included in Dalkey Archive’s Best European Fiction 2012 anthology.
In 2017, the texts Rosas were published, written as part of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s stay in Lisbon, when the choreographer was Artist in the City. She also created the character Lôá, a menina-Deus, for an RT2 series.
Dulce Maria Cardoso’s work is studied in universities in several countries, as part of curricular programs, and has been the subject of several academic theses, as well as adapted to cinema, theater and television. The author has participated in several prestigious international festivals.
In 2012, she received from the French State the decoration of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters. She signs, in Visão, the column «Autobiografia não autorizada» and is a commentator on the television station SIC, on the program Original é a Cultura.
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