Inês Fonseca Santos

Inês Fonseca Santos (Lisbon, 1979) is a journalist and a writer. She graduated in Law (Faculty of Law of Lisbon) and has a Masters in Modern and Contemporary Portuguese Literature (College of Letters of Lisbon). In television, she has worked as a journalist for the programs Sociedade das Belas Artes, Laboratório (both at SIC Notícias), Câmara Clara and Diário Câmara Clara (both in RTP2), for which she was editor and presenter. She was also responsible for the editorial contents of the documentary series Tradições — Retalhos da Vida de um Povo (SIC Notícias). She has wrote the essay A Poesia de Manuel António Pina – O Encontro do Escritor com o seu Silêncio (The poetry of Manuel António Pina — The encounter of the writer with his Silence, Roman Studies Department at FLUL), reedited on the volume Regressar a Casa com Manuel António Pina (Returning home with Manuel António Pina, published by Abysmo), that also includes the film As Casas Não Morrem (Houses don’t die), made in partnership with Pedro Macedo; the biography Produções Fictícias — 13 Anos de Insucesso (Oficina do Livro); the books of poetry As Coisas (Things), illustrated by João Fazenda, and A Habitação de Jonas (Jona’s house), illustrated by Ana Ventura (both published by Abysmo); the children’s book A Palavra Perdida (The lost word), illustrated by Marta Madureira (Arranha-Céus). She wrote for the Prontuário do Riso (Laughs Enchiridion, published by Tinta-da-China) and collaborated for many magazines: Ficções, Relâmpago, Textos e Pretextos, Elle, among others. Texts she wrote have featured in Portuguese and international anthologies. She coordinated the radio program A História Devida (Antena 1/ Produções Fictícias), was one of the Condutoras de Domingo (Antena 3 / Produções Fictícias) and organized, with Nuno Artur Silva, the Portuguese Humor Anthology (Texto). For the Fernando Pessoa House, she coordinated the event Pessoa’s Humor (2013) and was responsible, with Filipe Leal, for the debates Os Espaços em Volta. She was invited by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to commission the conference É então isto para crianças?: Criações para a infância e a juventude. At the D. Maria II National Theatre, she signs, with Maria João Cruz, the dramaturgy and text selection for the children’s plays that compose the project Boca Aberta, directed by Catarina Requeijo; and in the Fábrica das Artes / CCB she has trained the team of ambassadors of the festival Big Bang. She keeps the blog PIM! (ines.fonsecasantos.blogspot.com), where she writes on creations for children, and is editor and presenter of Os Livros and Todas as Palavras TV programs (RTP3).

Inês Fonseca Santos wrote the biography José Saramago, Homem-Rio, illustrated by João Maio Pinto, of the Great Portuguese Lives collection, a Pato Lógico and INCM co-edition.