Can you guess next week’s authortunity angel? Guess as many times as you like in the comments below. First person to guess correctly gets a paid year subscription to Authortunities, a $50 USD value. You can check out all the calendar newsletters here. The answer will be in next Wednesday’s Authortunities on June 21. Good luck!

👀 Here are your clues:

Born on June 21, 1839 in a vibrant country known for its samba and carnival, this individual rose from a modest background to become one of the most celebrated writers in the Brazilian Portuguese language. Despite suffering from various health problems, including epilepsy, he made an indelible mark in the literary world with his innovative narrative style and profound psychological insight. This writer, often compared to the likes of Charles Dickens and Fyodor Dostoevsky, penned several novels, plays, and short stories. A co-founder of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, he is often hailed as the ‘Wizard of Cosme Velho’.

Can you guess who this author might be?

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Angela Yuriko Smith

By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Shimanchu-American and award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years of experience as a professional writer in nonfiction. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), producer of the Exercise Your Writes YouTube podcast, two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020. She shares a weekly calendar of author opportunities at

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