Edival Lourenço was born in Iporá, Goiás, in 1952. He is currently president of the União Brasileira de Escritores-Goiás and occupies the twenty-second chair of the Academica Goiana de Letras. He has published six books of poetry, three collections of crônicas, two short-story collections, and two novels. His novel Naquele morros, depois da chuva earned the second place Prêmio Jabuti, Brazil’s most important literary prize, in 2012. He contributes frequent columns to newspapers and the magazine Revista Bula. Winner of numerous national and regional prizes, he currently lives in Goiânia, Goiás.