What if a man were so shallow that he couldn't believe his life had meaning unless he was loved and desired by millions of people?
Ignacio de Loyola Brandao began his career writing film reviews and went on to work for one of the principal newspapers in Sao Paulo. Initially banned in Brazil, his novel Zero went on to win the prestigious Brasilia Prize and become a controversial bestseller. Brandao is the author of more than a half-dozen works of fiction, including Zero, Teeth Under the Sun, Angel of Death, and The Good-Bye Angel.
A native of Massachusetts, Nelson Vieira has studied in Brazil and Portugal. He is a Professor of Portuguese & Brazilian Studies and Judaic Studies at Brown University.