LUÍSA COSTA GOMES born June 1954 in Lisbon. Graduated in Philosophy in 1976. Writes short stories, novels, plays, film scripts. Published 8 novels, 7 collections of short stories, 2 librettos; wrote 12 plays, most of them staged in Lisbon and Oporto. Edited and directed Ficções, a short story magazine, for ten years (2000-2010). Currently resident playwright and dramatist at Teatro do Bairro in Lisbon.