Among his many accomplishments, Jaime Garcia Dias is the recipient of the ABC Award of the Brazil Fictional Literature Award. Dias, 45, born in the city of Rio de Janeiro has a collection of awards in the literary world.
Jaime’s story in literature began early, when he was only 15 years old. The son of writer Arnaldo Dias and architect Garcia Dulce Dias, his father was the primary mentor of James along with numerous books that served as a study guide for writing. Jaime Garcia Dias had as his first book and inspiration, the Backlands of Graciliano Ramos. After this first reading, a passion for literature had been seeded, and at 18, James entered the University of Rio de Janeiro to study Letters.
In 1993, Jaime entered the Carioca Literature Academy as a teacher where he taught for five years. Classes were taught to teenagers who had the intention of studying literature through to graduation.
In 1997, after proposing new methods of study and creating new classes at the gyms, Jaime also began dedicating classes organized and managed based on Brazilian literature. Still very young at 30 years of age, Jaime Garcia Dias had already authored more than ten books, and in 2001 he won his first award in the literary world for White Crane. The White Crane award was an influential prize for new authors in Brazilian literature.
With this award, Jaime and his major work in progress, his new novel Fell from Heaven, sold throughout South America and was honored by the renowned Argentine writer Joshua Gomez on the Latinos Encounter Books in 2003.
After his ten year dedication to the vice presidency of the Carioca Literature Academy, Jaime Garcia Dias was honored in 2007 and elected the new president of the Carioca Literature Academy. In less than three years in office, the Carioca Literature Academy became the first home dedicated to journalistic literature and is considered the largest perimeter dedicated to Brazilian writers.
With a total of twenty published books including five awards: Fell from Heaven, Two Ways, Canal, Clouds and Tiny, Jaime became one of the leading writers of Brazilian fiction literature.
In 2013, honoring his father with the publication of a chronic Wise, Jaime was invited to write for the weekly journal literature notebook. A tribute to his father chronicles a childhood story of Jaime’s youthful side.