It Will be Cold in the Afternoon

Antonio Canteiro

Translated by Sara Vega

Eglantyne Books



ISBN: 9781913378097


Publication date: 31 August 2022



This is the first appearance in English of a work by Portugal’s most innovative contemporary author, who has evolved his own concept of what a book can be. In this work, which resembles a long prose poem, Canteiro is clearly influenced by the manifold personality oscillations of a predecessor, the Portuguese author and poet, Fernando Pessoa.

Antonio Canteiro

Canteiro has won literary prizes in Portugal but remains elusive and writes, appropriately and shyly, under a nom de plume. His real name is João Carlos Costa da Cruz, and he was born in 1964. He is a man with a powerful social conscience. He is a senior specialist worker in the field of the social reintegration of inmates at the Aveiro Regional Prison. He has also studied and written about the gypsy community of Porto. He has edited one magazine and founded two others. One of his novels won the Alves Redol Prize in 2009. Canteiro is also a professional flute player. It is hoped that the inspiration which he provides to his countrymen through his writings can spread more widely, with its sense of compassion and profound emotion, as well as his profound love for Portugal.