JOÃO CERQUEIRA holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Porto, is the author of nine books and is published in eight countries. His novel, "Jesus and Magdalene" won the 2020 Indie Reader Awards, the Silver Medal for 2017 Global Ebook Award, and was nominated for the Latino Book Award 2015. His recent novel "The Tragedy of Fidel Castro" won the USA Best Book Award 2013, the Beverly Hills Book Award 2014 and the Global Ebook Award 2014. His latest novel "PERESTROIKA - An Eye for an Eye and a Tooth for a Tooth" was a finalist for the 2021 Eyland Awards, a finalist for Fiction Factory Chapter Novel Competition 2012, finalist in the 2023 Latino Book Awards, and winner of the Bronze Medal in the Portuguese Fiction category. He was born in Viana do Castelo, Portugal where he currently resides.

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