Born in Huambo in 1960, Agualusa is considered one of Africa’s most important writers. He studied in Lisbon and currently lives in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique. Both as a novelist and a reporter Agualusa has become an important voice of his country. He has a weekly column in the prestigious Brazilian newspaper O Globo. His novels The Book of Chameleons was awarded the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2007, and A General Theory of Oblivion was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2016 and was awarded the International Dublin Literary Award 2017. His books have been published in over 30 languages.