Germano Almeida was born in 1945 on the island of Boa Vista, Cape Verde. He studied law in Lisbon and lives on the island of Sao Vincente, where he works as a lawyer. In 1989 he founded the publishing house Ilhéu Editora. His best-known novel, O Testamento do Sr. Napumoceno da Silva Araújo (The Testament of Sir Napomuceno da Silva Araújo, 1989), was made into a feature film. His other novels include O Meu Poeta (My Poet, 1992), A Ilha Fantástica (Fantastic Island, 1994), Os Dois Irmãos (Two brothers, 1994), Estórias de dentro de Casa (Tales from the House, 1996), and Eva (2006).