José Eduardo Agualusa was born in Huambo, Angola, in 1960. For a number of years he lived in Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro, but has now returned to Angola. He is the author of The Book Of Chameleons, the winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for 2007. His previous work includes Creole, which was awarded the Portugese Grand Prize for Literature and is a bestseller in Angola, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and Spain.
Photograph © Marcelo Buainain
Stefan Tobler is the founder of And Other Stories, the publisher who launched Deborah Levy’s Man Booker Prize shortlisted Swimming Home and Carlos Gamerro’s acclaimed The Islands, along with many more award-winning books. It works with networks of writers and translators to handpick the best of international literature for its subscribers and all lovers of fine writing. Stefan Tobler is also a literary translator from Portuguese and German, most recently of Rodrigo de Souza Leão and Clarice Lispector.