Afonso Reis Cabral was born in Lisbon in 1990 and grew up in Porto. In 2005, he published the book Condensação, gathering poems he wrote until he was 15.
He has a degree in Portuguese and Lusophone Studies from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. At the same institution, he took his master’s degree in Portuguese Studies with the dissertation titled “The Hidden Orchestra – Studies of Consciousness and Literature”. In 2014, he won the LeYa Award with the novel O Meu Irmão (My Brother), which is being translated in Spain (Acantilado) and in Italy (Nutrimenti) and has already been published in Brazil.
He has written dozens of chronicles and articles for the most varied publications. In 2017, he won the David Mourão-Ferreira European Award in the Promising category, which aims to promote and disseminate Portuguese language and literature abroad. He currently works as an editor.