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country of citizenship: Portugal
languages spoken, written or signed: Portuguese
educated at: University of Lisbon
occupation: writer, journalist
award received: Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, Grand Cross of the Order of Prince Henry
Lídia Jorge (born 18 June 1946) is a prominent Portuguese novelist and author whose work is representative of a recent style of Portuguese writing, the so-called "Post Revolution Generation". Her books have won international recognition and have been published in many countries. On 9 March 2021, Lídia Jorge was designated by the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, to serve as a member of the Council of State.
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