João Gilberto Noll, Brazilian writer, Died at 70


João Gilberto Noll was born on April 15, 1946, and died on March 29, 2017.

He was a Brazilian writer.

Noll was born in Porto Alegre, in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul.

Noll’s early years were spent studying at the Catholic Colégio São Pedro.

During 1967, Noll began university coursework in literature at the UFRGS-Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, but in 1969 he interrupted his studies to pursue a career as a journalist in Rio de Janeiro, working for the newspapers Folha da Manhã and Última Hora.

As of 1970, he spent a year in São Paulo working as a copyeditor at the publishing house Editora Nacional, but a year later he moved back to Rio and resumed both his work in journalism at Última Hora, writing on literature, theater and music, and his university studies in literature, first at the Faculdade Notre Dame and then at the PUC-Rio, where he received his degree in 1979.

He published his first short story as part of a 1970 Porto Alegre anthology titled Roda de Fogo, but his more formal literary debut came in 1980 when his first book of short stories O cego e a dançarina (English title: The blind man and the dancer) was released, for which he received three literary prizes.

Noll’s first collection of stories was followed by the novels A fúria do corpo (1981), Bandoleiros (1985) and Rastros do Verão (1986).

João Gilberto Noll passed away at 70 years old.