Nadja Fernandes

Nadja is a teacher, translator, and writer. Born and raised in Brazil, she made Australia her home, where she lives with her daughter. She mainly writes fiction and her writing is influenced by Magic Realism, authors like James Joyce, Patricia Highsmith, Julio Cortazar, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Machado de Assis, to name a few. Her themes often involve Latin America, minority groups, and human relationships in general. You can find out a bit more about her work  here. Enjoy your reading.

Stories that talk  to the soul
First book coming soon

I have developed the habit of keeping a die on my desk. When I make time for writing, I roll the die just before. Once it's cast, whatever number it reveals will determine how much I'll write. If I'm really inspired, I generally write more. If the inspiration is not fully present, then I must find a way to invoke it. "If I don't obey the die, a precious story might die", I tell myself...


Books and Food: the perfect combo

work in progress

other activities

I organise regular reading workshops, where one short story or a chapter of a novel is read each session and participants discuss it. The idea is to share different reactions to the texts and promote more interest in reading fiction. It generally takes place on Fridays. If you are interested, send us an email.


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