Jose Cardoso Pires
- Category : Writers-Fiction
- Type : PM
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Upheaval 2
Portuguese writer, his works have been translated into more than 15 languages.
One of his better- known books is "Signs of Fire" (1978) about the effects of the Spanish Civil War on Portugal. His first novel was "The Anchored Angel" in 1958. Ten years later he published "The Dauphin" which many critics considered his masterpiece.
In 1991 he was awarded the Latin Union Prize for Literature and the coveted Fernando Pessoa prize, Portugal's most prestigious award.
He and his wife had two daughters. He suffered a stroke in 1995 but continued writing.
In July 1998 he suffered another stroke which left him comatose until his death in Lisbon on October 26, 1998. He was 73.