Tiago Ferro

Visiting Fellow


Tiago Ferro (São Paulo, Brazil, 1976). Writer and publisher, his debut book, O Pai da Menina Morta, won the Jabuti Prize in the category novel and the São Paulo Literature Prize in the debut novel category in 2019. It was published in Brazil, and also in Argentina, Colombia and Portugal. His second novel, O Seu Terrível Abraço, were published in Brazil in July 2023.

He writes pieces on culture and politics for Folha de São Paulo.

Ferro has a master's degree in social history from the University of São Paulo, and he is currently researching the work of literary critic Roberto Schwarz in the doctoral program at the same institution (concluding in October 2023).

He is one of the founders of the independent book publisher e-galáxia and the essay magazine Peixe-elétrico, which published Diamela Eltit, Selva Almada, Ricardo Piglia, Perry Anderson and Hayden White in Brazil.

Ferro is now interested in contemporary political sensibility within a theoretical framework of the history of mentalities and cultural criticism.