Ten years in the making because of the difficulty in translating the vibrant slang, this is a major international novel available in English for the first time. The book of the multi-award winning film. The film version won many awards including the 2003 BAFTA Film Award and 4 Oscar nominations
Paulo Lins was born in Rio de Janeiro and at age seven moved to the 'City of God', where he was raised. He escaped the cycle of violence there to become an internationally celebrated writer. He still lives in Rio.