Formal Writing Education and First Book is Born
The young Brazilian boy, Jaime Garcia Dias, attended Rio de Janeiro schools, studying anything to help him pursue a career of writing. His father, Arnaldo Dias, a published writer himself, encouraged his son with guidance, training and inspiration.
Dias has always credited the book, “The Devil to Pay in the Backlands,” by Gradiliano Ramosand, as his highest inspiration. In fact, after reading it, he wrote and published his first book by himself by the age of 15. At the age of 18, Jaime Garcia Dias taught at College of Literature in Rio de Janeiro.
Throughout his own early success, young Dias recognized the lack of support and tools for Brazilian youth to pursue academics and especially literature interests. His father had represented not only a mentor but an idol to Dias, and he understood he was fortunate.
In 1993, while teaching at Carioca Literature Academy, Dias told on his Twitter that he spearheaded a special new program for promising Brazilian teenagers who were interested in reading, writing and literature. The program helped teens work and continue literature studies after graduating Carioca Literature Academy. Jaime Garcia Dias’ work helping students was a stepping stone and impetus that resulted in a promotion to academy’s vice president. Before the year 2001, Jaime Garcia Dias had already written and successfully published nearly a dozen fictional books.
Within ten years, Dias was promoted to President of the Academy at its 100th Anniversary event. Due to the Academy’s prowess and the inspirational direction of Jaime Garcia Dias, it became well known both nationally and internationally for its ability to accept young writers and develop their talents into promising careers in literature avenues.
Fame and His Journal
In 2010 Dias began a journal of his life in installment chapters. The journal, “Wise, the Journal of Brazil”, has been dedicated to his father, who is featured strongly within the text. Dias has also published twenty books as of 2015, and is still writing prolifically. All of his work has received various awards of excellence. Some of his most popular works have been:
• “Fell from Heaven”
• ”Clouds”, “Tiny”,
• “Two Ways”
Jaime Garcia Dias is not only one of the best known fiction author in the world today, he is the most prolific, churning out spellbinding novels continually even establishing some videos on Vimeo about his career.
Jaime Garcia Dias is an excellent example of how one lone pebble, if put into the right stream of accomplishments, can and will send out ripples to change an entire river’s course. So it was with Arnaldo Dias, his son Jaime Garcia Dias, and the many authors who came because of them.