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About the author

Luis Dill was born in Porto Alegre in April 1965. He is a writer and journalist, in that order. Since he was young, he wanted to be a writer. Therefore, he read and wrote a lot, and then he chose to be a journalist. He has a degree in Journalism from the Catholic Pontifical University of Rio Grande do Sul. He worked in the press office, newspaper, radio, and television. He is currently an Executive Producer at Cultura FM Radio in Porto Alegre where he lives. He made his debut as a writer in 1990. Twenty-five years later, he has published 48 books as well as contributions in several collections of short stories. He also collaborates with newspapers and magazines. He received some literary awards such as the Açorianos in the Short Stories category with the book "Toccata and Fugue" (Bertrand Brasil) and in the Youth category with books "Hitchhiking with Nitro" (Artes and Oficios) and "Deciphering Angelo" (Scipione). In addition, he received the Book of the Year Award of the Gaucho Association of Writers in the Poetry category with the book "Poetry Seasons" (Positivo). He was also awarded the third prize in the National Library, Youth category with the book "The Crack" (Positive). "Gloomy Destination" (Companhia das Letras) received the Highly Commended Seal by the Brazilian National Children`s Book Foundation. Some of his titles were purchased to be used by the federal, state, and city government. 

 

 

 

  
Adult Literature
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safari (Pub. Rocco, 2014)

Whenever the young and successful lawyer, Murilo Marques, decides to practice his favorite sport inevitably someone dies. For him, the true extreme sport should offer real risks. From the top of the building where his comfortable office is located, Murilo Marques observes the world below him using a telescopic lens of a long-range rifle. The trigger finger is a judge, a jury and an executioner.

In his social environment, he has a perfect life. He is engaged to Francisca Sándor, his senior partner`s daughter of the firm he works at – a firm known by absolving crimin

als apparently with no chance of freedom.

After a few well-aimed shots, his leisure activity draws the attention of the police, forced to give an answer to the society. The police officer Ronaldo Cherub comes onto the place, and he starts meeting often with Murilo Marques. Not only that, there is another factor that could threaten the young lawyer`s peace. This threaten is called Hortênsia Lenzi, a sensual firm colleague. The end of the novel holds many surprises and characters call into question issues such as morality, ethics, life and death.

   

 

 

 

 

 

The Sharpest Pain (Ed. 8Inverso, 2012)

In this novel with a thousand chapters, a mechanic called Douglas commits a crime and flees. In his escape, he will try to understand himself and find true love.

Excerpt:

Chapter One

Running somewhere may be the worst thing in the world. And arriving is not always a wonderful thing.

Chapter Two

I thought I'd do as I had ever seen in TV movies. So, I went out and bought rubber gloves. They were on sale.

Young Adult
   

 

The Telephone (Gaivota, 2014)
 
There are parallel stories that unfold themselves simultaneously but at different times. How is this possible? When Victor Hugo receives from his parents an unusual gift, a black and old phone , strange things begin to happen. Mysterious calls are received and the boy will find details of a past that brings t unimaginable consequences to his present life.
 
 
   

 

 

Shadow Area (Artes e Oficio, 2014)
 
Tamara runs to save her life. It’s simple like that. What was supposed to be a nice evening turns into a nightmare when she witnesses something unusual at the entrance of a rock concert. In the escape, the young woman hides in a gloomy building. The first two floors are inhabited. The last two are not. And from the moment she enters the building, a cat and mouse game begins. Behind each door hides several possibilities ranging from fun to scary, the improbable to fatal. In Shadow Area the pace is frenetic and the outcome of the adventure unfolds in many different endings.
   

 

 

 

In the company of Agata (Artes e Ofícios, 2014)
 
Claudio is watching a zombie movie when Agata knocks on the door. The girl is looking for the former tenant of the apartment. She wants to meet him at any cost. Then, Claudio decides to be together with Agata. He does not suspect that by trying to help her, he will be face to face with fierce guys who are fast on the trigger. Both of them will need agility to escape the bullets and persecution. At the end of this crime novel, readers will find an author's testimony. He reveals all the details of writing the novel, like the extras that come on DVDs.
 
 
 
   

 

End of the Railway (Scipione, 2013)
 
Two young boys face each other on a train. Each one has serious problems to solve. Despite this, Guilherme and William see gaps in their thoughts to cultivate a mutual dislike based on their own prejudices. The consequences of their encounter could be devastating.
 
 
 
 
   

 

Gloomy Fate (Seguinte, 2013)
 
Highly Recommended Seal of the Brazilian National Children's Book Foundation.
 
Past, present and future are forever bound by the result of the ties. A frustrated love story, a journey full of agony and a revealing encounter are elements of this book. In Gloomy Fate, Gildo confronts his ghosts while the suspense increases until the astonishing end.
 
 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Behind the flames (Ed. do Brasil, 2013)
 
 
Veronica is a 15-year-old girl who is spending her summer vacation at the beach. There she meets Diego, a slightly older boy who starts trying to win her heart right away. She falls in love with him and experiences new feelings and discoveries, many of them related to sexuality. However, one day Veronica finds out that someone filmed her kissing Diego and uploaded the video on the internet. Scared and furious, she wants to know who did that. In this context of discoveries, suspicions, and new and intense situations, she will better understand what she feels, who her friends are, and how certain relationships work.
 
Read an Excerpt (translate by Flora Vaz Manzione)
"She says hi, how are you?, and he answers not good, not good at all. The ones around them laugh, she laughs too. They have just been introduced, this is Veronica, this is Diego. The gang enjoys the sunset by the sea, in the remotest area of the beach. There are 14 or 15 people, sparse conversations become entangled. Veronica was dragged there by Magda, her beach neighbor, and by Regina, her school friend and summer holidays neighbor. Really?, she asks, now just the two of them pay mutual attention to each other. Is everything really that bad? True, he answers. Why?, she wants to know. Because I still don’t have your number.
 
Veronica laughs, and when she does so her tanned shoulders shake and dimples come out on her cheeks. Diego just smiles at the corner of his mouth, with narrowed eyes. Does this bullshit work with anyone? I don’t know, I’ve just made it up, he tells her. She laughs again, the gang doesn’t pay attention to them, they’re even three or six feet away. The sun still insists. Diego has his back to the beach and his eyes shine. Green, she concludes, like the waves behind the surf. Then she asks and why do you want my number? Because it must be as beautiful as its owner."
   

 

 

 

 

 

Labirinto no escuro (Positivo, 2013)
Illustrations by Fernando Vilela
[Bologna catalogue, 2014]
 
One day, the young Nicolas wakes up not knowing where he is. He also does not know why the memories of recent events are gone from his mind.
 
All he knows is that he is tied up on a bed and surrounded by a white environment. Strange people come and talk to him.
 
The situation becomes more complicated at each chapter, and Nicolas certainties about his family, his home, and his life begins to crumble.
 
Disoriented and distressed, Nicolas goes on until the end, facing situations of great suspense.
 
   

 

Deciphering Angelo (Ed. Scipione, 2012)
 
Jabuti Award Finalist.
 
A tragedy occurs within a school. The violent act causes perplexity to everyone. To try to understand what happened, a student uses his video camera and produces a documentary called Deciphering Angelo.
 
 
 
   
Shadows on the Asphalt (Cia das Letras, 2011)
 
Jabuti Award Finalist.
 
When waking up in the room of a roadside hotel, not knowing how she got there, the girl starts to be persecuted. Until she comes across with amazing answers, she will have to go through a lot of trouble. Action and mystery succeed in nightmarish climate.
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telmah's Heart (Artes e Ofícios, 2010)
 
Jabuti Award Finalist. This book is part of PNBE (National Library Program at School) from the Brazilian Federal Government.
 
This story, written in 500 tweets, tells a story about young Telmah's queries. As Hamlet, her father's death haunts her and makes her think of revenge. Also like the famous Shakespearean character, she will find tragedy and pain.
 
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Again the cold thermometer is in my armpit. Let's wait a few minutes. The voice comes with great concern.
 
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The temperature fell a little bit... There is no satisfaction in the voice. Do not worry; I say to myself, it should not be anything important. Fever is always a bad sign, I hear from myself.
 
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The nature of my fever is revenge. That must be it in the end. Or a love delusion? Or the appearance of a ghost?
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Day that Luca Has not Returned (Cia das Letras, 2009)
 
Jabuti Award Finalist.
 
Luca disappears without a trace. For parents and friends, the first hours after the boy's disappearance are desperate. Soon, everyone will realize that their lives have been profoundly modified from the day that Luca did not return.
 
Excerpt
 
The sheriff who was wearing suit, tie, and a thick mustache, continued asking questions, millions of them, from time to time pulling his notebook, writing some things down that were told him. After that, he put the notepad back to his jacket pocket and went on talking. Then, he went walking around the condo streets, talking to employees, neighbors, the neighbors' children, and the neighbors' children's friends. Also, he looked behind bushes and in the woods, crossed the huge wall surrounding the condo, looking for a hole or any trace. Moreover, he walked through the golf course, went to the mini shopping stores and club. There was no one with whom he did not speak with. He came to the halt construction of the house behind the pond, asked to speak with the architect, the engineer, the contractor, the owner, and all the masons. Furthermore, he checked the entrance video cameras, went back to talk to people with whom he had already talked, looked at his notes in his pad. He sometimes came with one or two assistants, made dozens of calls on your phone, received dozens, always with a very serious face, who was not getting anywhere, and my mother in the kitchen, even thinner, muttering, oh my St. Anthony, is it possible?
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Against Dante (Cia das Letras, 2008)

Dante is new at school. He comes from a very poor neighborhood and enjoys reading, especially the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri. The intention of his mother is to expand her child`s educational horizons in a school known for its excellence. Soon, she will realize her terrible mistake.

As soon as the school year starts, Dante calls the attention of his classmates. His appearance and his social class become a target for his classmates` mockery. The persecution intensifies, it becomes systematic and gains strength in the cyberspace, where the young man is teased and harassed incessantly. Even a social media group is created: I Bully Dante.

Unsure how to deal with the bullying, Dante starts his own blog that becomes a kind of diary as well as a way to get off his chest. However, the situation gets bigger in the virtual world leading to a tragedy in real life.

Inspired by true events, the book brings careful reflection about our society with agile language and innovative fictional architecture.

   
Final Letters (Artes e Ofícios, 2005)
 
This book is part of PNBE (National Library Program at School); My Library Program 2008 – Government of São Paulo; Jabuti Award Finalist.
 
The novel, told with a shattered timeline, shows the young Oswaldo clashing with his past and his future as he sufers in captivity. The book also proposes a game for the reader to discover.
   
Children’s Literature
   

 

 

 

Far, so close (Zit Editora, 2014).
Illustrations by Patrícia Melo
[Bologna catalogue, 2015]
 
Far, so close is the reporting of the dates and passion of a couple, brings a very unique narrator: an unborn child.
 
He, a journalist. She, a teacher. Both single, almost neighbors, they wanted to find a special person to share their dreams and their realities.
 
Almost neighbors had many almost-encounters.
 
The narrator was willing for them together, because he wanted to be born. A friends plan worked quite right. And the narrator was born.
 
   
While you don’t come (Editora do Brasil, 2012)
 
The arrival of a new baby is special and full of expectation. It is in this scenario that a boy, who is waiting for his baby brother, finds a different way of introducing the new family member.
   

Just Like That (Ed. Ática, 2012)
 
Little Luisa asks Mauro to tell her a story. It must be original and cannot be a fairy tale. And now? What is he going to do to please his girlfriend's daughter? That is when characters like Mario Quintana and Carmen Miranda burst upon the scene, among other famous characters.
 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A truta (Paulinas, 2010)
Illustrations by Ricardo Costa.
[Bologna catalogue, 2011]
 
Curiosity and discoveries characterize this story that abounds with expectations.
 
A boy sets out to spy on his father’s Sunday whereabouts. Why would he be alone?
 
What would take him to the garage? What did he like to do? In an investigative gesture, the child delves into that mystery.
 
Realistic illustrations accompany the first person narrative, in fluent language.
 
Could a passion for music bring father and son closer together? What can music do to the life of a person? These are questions to be answered by the reader.
   
 
 
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