Jaime Garcia Dias (LinkedIn) recently received the ABC Award in for Brazil Literature. This is only one of the many awards he had won for his outstanding efforts in the literary world. The writer was born in Rio de Janeiro and has always enjoyed reading a writing. Even when he was only fifteen years old Dias was already writing. His parents, Arnaldo Dias and Garcia Dulce Dias, were more than happy to help grow his talent. Arnaldo Dias was a writer himself and tught everything he knew to his son in hope of helping him down the road to becoming an author. Jaime Garcia Dias went to the Arnaldino School and studied ligature. He read “The Devil to Pay in the Backlands” by Graciliano Ramosand, it was where he got the inspiration for his first book. When he turned eighteen Dias joined the faculty of the Rio de Janeiro College of Literature.
In 1993, Jaime Garcia Dias (Twitter) was hired by the Carioca Literature Academy as a teacher and taught for five years. His classes were designed to help teenagers, who were going to further their study of literature after they graduated from the school. In 1997 Dias implemented new methods and teaching programs to help students study and learn more about reading and writing. He also made new programs and classes at the school’s gym. These strives for excellence is what helped him become the vice president of Carioca Literature Academy. By 2001 Jaime Garcia Dias had already written 10 books and won his first White Crane award for his book Fell from Heaven. This award is specifically given to new names in Brazilian literature. This award only increased the sales of Fell from Heaven. The book was also honored by the Argentine writer Joshua Gomez on the Latinos Books Meeting in 2003 in Argentina.
After working for ten years as the vice president of the Carioca Literature Academy he was promoted to president in 2007 and celebrated his promotion at the 100th anniversary of the academy. Under Jaime Garcia Dias’ watchful eye the Carioca Literature Academy became the first house dedicated to the literature in under three years. It is now the largest space dedicated to Brazilian writers. In 2013 he honored his father with the publication of his journal “Wise, the Journal of Brazil”. It is a weekly journal literature notebook that Dias has been working on for two years. Most of his writings for the journal have to do about his life and family growing up in Rio de Janeiro. Jaime Garcia Dias has a total of twenty published books so far, but he is still writing. Of them “Fell from Heaven”, “Two Ways”, “Canal”, “Clouds” and “Tiny” have won awards.