Since the 20th-century, Brazilian literature has evolved from colonial period-influenced by different diverse enriched forms of culture. It is mainly done in Portuguese which is their primary language since independence. The Brazilian literature is one thing that is aggressively coming up despite the challenges facing the authors, a major one being the language barrier. Various artistic and talented writers have been able to penetrate the world literary market and are closing to the pinnacles they’ve always wanted to reach. Recently several authors raised their issues and saw to the success of translation of Brazilian literature to English and other famous languages. They possess lots of knowledge that they’d like to share through their written work with the world by breaking the insuperable language barriers.
Jaime Garcia Dias is one of the literary giants from Brazil aged 45 with a boatload of accolades in literature, his most recent being the ABC Award of Brazil Fiction Literature. He takes after his father Arnaldo Dias, who was also a famous writer who inspired him big time. He started writing at 15 years of age and came hard until he won his first literary award, the White Crane in 2001 aged 30, with ten other books ready for publication. This award gave him the stepping stone to producing his major book, The Romance Fell from Heaven, which went viral in South America raising him to fame in the literary world.
Currently, ten resilient Brazilian authors have made a breakthrough to one of the largest publishing institution, the Amazon, which is an American publishing market. They want to overhaul the rigid American publishing market that is known only to publish 3% of titles from other languages according to Jane Gunter, an editor at Amazon Crossing. Organizations have cropped up trying to market the Brazilian literary talent such as Machado de Assis Magazine created by National Library with a purpose to market them. It is imperative to say that Brazil is underrepresented in the international market despite their sizzling talent.
Brazilian authors have synthesized variegated experiences to help form a national identity in the literary market. It is through this that the current generation comes up with enriched work for their audiences. The digital revolution has also played a significant part in the evolution of Brazilian literature. Currently, the authors are pushing to air their work through digital and printed formats, e-books, and audio book format. In the recent past (15th July 2015), the celebrated literary magazine Granta announced twenty chosen for The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists issue who had had at least a short story published while others being awarded prestigious literary awards. The launch of this issue of the Granta was a sign of better future for the upcoming generation of authors since this magazine is translated into different languages of the world during dispatch.