How many people are professionally successful in their twenties? How about their teens? It’s really something to think about, isn’t it? Oftentimes people watch television, they watch movies, they watch sporting events or read books–and who are the writers, actors, directors, and authors in such scenarios? Are they seasoned veterans, or young people? Well, most of the time, they’re going to be veterans. But when young people do make a profound impact, it’s usually of the “flash-in-the-pan” variety that has no real endurance behind it. So when a man begins writing in his teens and uses that to successfully parley a career that sees a novel published about every year and a half, it’s something to catch anyone’s attention. In this case, that man is Jaime Garcia Dias.
Jaime Garcia Dias was born in seventies Rio de Janeiro to educated parents. Dias’ father was already a prominent writer in his own right, and Jaime Garcia has definitely indicated his father’s perspicacity with the written word likewise drew him in. He didn’t mention his mother as an influence, but there’s no way she could not have been. Jaime Garcia Dias’ mother was an architect of no small acclaim, and her personality and life experiences definitely made an impression on Diaz and his writing, if subtly.
By the age of forty-five, Dias has written some twenty different fictional novels and produced several popular YouTube videos. He has been a teacher over five years at one of Rio’s premiere literary institutions, and he eventually even became president of that same institution! It’s a literary school which educates young students who have completed high school on the merits and theory behind cogent literature. Not only has Jaime Garcia Dias become exceptionally successful, but he is determined to teach others how to do the same thing.
Most recently, Jaime Garcia Dias has written a book which is a compilation of articles hearkening back to his early childhood in Rio, some of them compiling various blog articles from his past. The articles were written on a weekly basis for a local paper before they were compiled, and deal most prominently with Dias’ childhood in the bustling, diverse metropolis of Rio de Janeiro.
There is a lot to find in the category of “muse” throughout Rio. It’s a city of extreme beauty, and extreme ugliness. Extreme riches, and extreme poverty. Extreme jubilation via Carnivale, and extreme destitution via slums. In and throughout this cultural cornucopia was young Dias as a teen, learning the ways of the world and how to translate them into the written word. He has, for good reason, become a shooting star of literary delight in the Brazilian community. At the top of his game, it is hopeful that Dias will continue to shine; producing many more astonishing works throughout his career.