Vinicius Jatobá was selected by Granta as one of the Best of Young Brazilian Novelists in 2012. Since then he has had stories published in English, French, Spanish and German. He is also a prize-winning dramatist. In 2015 he’ll be in Paris for a year as the recipient of the prestigious Icatu Prize for Arts, where he’ll work on his new novel, Enchantment Road. His first novel, Elegy, will be published in early 2015.
‘The Big Family’ (‘A grande família’) was written especially for The Football Crónicas and is published here for the first time.