José Rodrigues dos Santos
José Rodrigues dos Santos is a journalist and the bestselling novelist in Portugal.
He works for the Portuguese public television, where he presents RTP’s Evening News (Telejornal). As a reporter, he has covered wars around the globe, including Angola, East Timor, South Africa, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Iraq, Bosnia, Serbia, Lebanon, Georgia, and Libya. His latest assignments in the field have been the 2014 Ukrainian crisis and the 2014 Iraqi war on ISIS. He has been awarded three times by CNN for his reporting and twice by the Portuguese Press Club.
José has a Ph.D. in war reporting and taught journalism at the University of Lisbon for 25 years.
Rodrigues dos Santos is the author of seven essays and nineteen novels, including Portuguese blockbusters Codex 632, The Einstein Enigma, The Seventh Seal, and The Wrath of God. His worldwide sales exceed 3 million copies, reaching the no. 1 position in bestselling charts of several countries. His fiction is published in 20 languages. His novels The Wrath of God won the 2009 Porto Literary Club Award, The Devil’s Hand won the 2012 Best Novel Award of Portal da Literatura, and The Governor’s Lover won the 2018 Bertrand Best Novel of the Year. His other novels, Codex 632 and The Einstein Enigma, were longlisted for the 2010 and 2012 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. He was also awarded the Prix Littéraire de la Lusophonie 2018.
He is considered by readers Portugal’s best contemporary writer, according to opinion polls by the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Novelist of Portugal and the 5 Star Literary Personality of Portugal.