Jaime Garcia Dias, a Brazilian Author, grew up in the world of writing. His father is also a famous author, and Jaime obviously inherited his talent. The most remarkable thing about Jaime Garcia Dias is not that he is the most famous contemporary author in Brazil, or that he has twenty or more books in print. The most remarkable trait of Jaime Garcia Dias is the way he changed Writing Education.
Jaime Garcia Dias received the White Crane Award in 2001, the prestigious award for poetry and manuscripts conferred by the nonprofit New York based organization. When Jaime received that award, he understood it to be a verification of who he was as a writer. He took a teaching position at Carioca Literature Academy. He began to have confidence in his skills and voice in writing. He wanted to develop this voice in his students.
He taught a new way of positive reinforcement to the student writers at Carioca Literature Academy. He was promoted to Vice President of the Academy. In 2007, after 10 years as Vice President, he was voted President of the Carioca Literature Academy. He announced the Carioca Literature Academy would be dedicated to journalistic literature. The Carioca Literature Academy is now internationally recognized as the largest academy dedicated to the nurture and growth of Brazilian writers.
An Academy is only as good as its teachers. The Carioca Literature Academy still has the innovative force of Jaime Garcia Dias at the helm. He has recently published a collection of stories from his childhood that feature his father, Arnaldo Dias. His collection was so well received he was offered a weekly journal article in the Jornal do Brazil.
Even though he has a weekly commitment to write for a national publication, Jaime Garcia Dias still takes time to encourage young and novice Brazilian writers to engage in the art of writing, and to fulfill their dreams. He is just one of the hands of encouragement that lead people to pursue their happiness, and find their voice in literature. The commitment to excellence in writing has earned him more than half a dozen awards including a ABC Award of Brazil. He has five published books at this point that have won awards, a remarkable feat for any writer, but especially for one at 45.
Jaime Garcia Dias began writing at age 15. His parents encouraged him in his writing, as they are both well-educated. His father, Arnaldo Dias, is a well-known Brazilian writer and his mother; Garcia Dulce Dias is a famous architect. His father taught him many facets of literature and cultivated his interest in words.