A man and a woman meet in Lisbon and fall in love. City of Ulysses is their story, and the city’s love story besides. It is a story that leads readers down multiple paths, through myth and history, reality and fantasy, literature and the visual arts, the past and the present, male and female relations, the crisis of civilisation and the need to reimagine the world.
Teolinda Gersão was born in Coimbra (Portugal) and has lived in Germany, São Paulo, and Mozambique. She is the author of sixteenth books, novels and short story collections, translated into twelve languages. She was awarded the Pen Club Prize for the Novel twice in 1981 and 1989, the Grand Prix for the Novel by the Portuguese Writers´ Association in 1995, the Fiction Prize of the ICLA (International Critics´ Literary Association) in 1995 and the Portuguese Writers´ Association’s Grand Prix for the Short Story in 2001, the Literary Prize of the Inês de Castro Foundation in 2008 and the Prize for Novel António Quadros in 2012.