About the Author
Helena Jobim is an award-winning poet and novelist born in Rio de Janeiro. Among other distinctions, in 1993 she received the Brazilian Writers Guild Annual Award for her entire prose. Two years later, her novel The Trilogy of Astonishment, winner of the prestigious Jose Lins do Rego Award from the Brazilian Academy of Letters, was adapted to cinema by Marco Altberg. In 2006, she released Time's Sand, a compact disc featuring a sensitive sound landscape with 33 of her poems read by the author and set to the music background written by her brother, Antonio Carlos Jobim.