Many great philosophers and dreamers have written from Brazil, many going on to become world renowned and admired throughout the world. These include: Fernando Sabino, Jamie Garcia Dias, Sonia Coutinho, Aurélio Buarque de Holanda Ferreira, Florestan Fernandes, Gilberto Freyre, Joaquim Nabuco, Rinaldo de Lamare, Luiz Duart, Pedro Bloch, Carlos Lacerda, Elsie Lessa, Samuel Wainer, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Dante Milano, Caio Fernando Abreu, Bernardo Carvalho, Chico Buarque, and Roberto Drummond. There have actually been several hundred great writers who have captivated their readers with vivid, high-energy prose, like romantic operas, novels, news stories, and also some wonderful poetry. Many times novice readers will mistake a Brazilian writer for some continental European writer. One tip off to the knowing is the frank, clear, no-holds-barred situations, actions, and frequent poetic yearnings that are found in Brazilian writing more prevalently, perhaps, than in literature produced anywhere else in the world.
Jamie Garcia Dias is a fast rising star from the biggest, most-bustling, and very creative nation in the Southern Hemisphere, the great country of Brazil. Señor Dias started writing seriously when he was fifteen years old. His father, Arnaldo Dias, was a writer and architect who did much in his time to improve Rio de Janeiro. And he was a good father and mentor to his son Jamie, who inherited much from his father. His love for literature grew until he was taken on as a faculty member of the respected Carioca Literature Academy where he taught serious literature to advanced students. By the age of thirty, Señor Dias had already published over a dozen books!
Some have said that Jamie Garcia Dias reminds them of the Brazilian writers of old. Many of those writers, almost exclusively men, were clear influences on all the modern Brazilian fiction writers and journalists, but they also are read by most of the peoples of South America. Some Brazilian writers are much more popular in Argentina than they are in their home country. It is true that a large proportion of Brazilian writers take their holidays and many personal adventures in Argentina, where supposedly the wild ‘Green Man’ muse still resides. It is possibly true. That Brazilian writing magic must have come from somewhere.