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Paulo da Costa

Translator, Portuguese
Paulo da Costa was born in Luanda, Angola and raised in Vale de Cambra, Portugal. He is a writer, editor, and translator living on the West Coast of Canada. Paulo’s first book of fiction, The Scent of a Lie, received the 2003 Commonwealth First Book Prize for the Canada-Caribbean Region and the W. O Mitchell City of Calgary Book Prize. The title story also received the Canongate Prize for short-fiction in Edinburgh, Scotland. His poetry and fiction have been published widely in literary magazines around the world and translated into Italian, Spanish, Serbian, Slovenian, and Portuguese. (Photo credit: courtesy of the author)
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