Susana Neves - Bionote

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Susana Neves is a writer, painter, photographer, investigative journalist specialized in the cultural area, and was a literary critic of the newspaper Público, from 1999 to the extinction of the literary supplement Milfolhas, in 2007. She is also a researcher of ethnobotany, author of the text and photographs of the book De Vento em Pipa — Quando a Vinha e o Homem Inventaram Lagoa /With the Wind Blowing Behind the Barrel — When Vineyards and Man Forged Lagoa (CMLagoa, 2016), considered a masterpiece by Edouard Cointreau, chair of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards jury, and awarded the 3rd prize of Best Wine Book of the Year 2017. She is also the author of the album Histórias que Fugiram das Árvores — um arboretum português /Stories that ran away from trees — a Portuguese arboretum (BytheBook, 2012), a collection of stories of trees existing in Portugal.

Her short stories, published in several literary magazines and in the anthology Bestiario Lusitano (Scritturapura Casa Editrice, 2014), are part of the project “A Biblioteca do Pirata Francis Gould, meu avô materno” (The Library of the Pirate Francis Gould, my maternal grandfather), consisting of twenty artist books, manuscript stories, drawings, cutouts and pop ups. The first volume Não há parasitas no bosque (No parasites in the woods) was purchased by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation's Art Library and is currently part of its artists’ book collection.
Since 2005, she has been exhibiting drawings, paintings and photography in Portugal and abroad. In 2016, she published her first flip cartoon book O sopro / The Blow.