S2:E15 The Siamese - João Cerqueira (trans. Chris Mingay)
João Cerqueira has a PhD in History of Art from the University of Oporto. He is the author of eight books.
The Tragedy of Fidel Castro won the USA Best Book Awards 2013, the Beverly Hills Book Awards 2014, the Global EbookAwards 2014, was finalist for the Montaigne Medal 2014 and was considered by ForewordReviews the third best translation published in 2012 in the United States. It is published in six countries. Jesus and Magdalene won the silver medal in the 2015 Latino Book Award. The short story A house in Europe received an honorable mention in the Glimmer Train July 2015 Very Short Fiction Award.
A British national, Chris Mingay has lived and worked in Portugal for the last 15 years. A degree in Modern Languages from the University of Birmingham, and a love of foreign culture, especially that of his adoptive home, has led to his involvement in a series of translation and journalistic endeavours. With his own translation agency and working as a freelance journalist for a number of publications, Chris entered the world of literary translation with João Cerqueira’s award-winning The Tragedy of Fidel Castro.