Jorge Leal Amado de Faria (1912 - 2001) was a Brazilian writer of the Modernist school.
He was the best-known of modern Brazilian writers, his work having been translated into some
49 languages and popularized in film, notably Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (Dona Flor e
Seus Dois Maridos) in 1978. His work reflects the image of a mestizo Brazil and is marked by
religious syncretism. A cheerful and optimistic country and at the same time, with deep
social and economic differences. He occupied the 23rd chair of the Brazilian Academy of
Letters from 1961 until his death in 2001.