"Lá Fora" is a chronicle of an intellectual in the world today, observing the same world through art (literature, music, cinema) as an intimate and reclusive thing of itself ", justifies the jury of the prize.
Edited last year by Tinta-da-China, the book brings together, in almost 200 pages, texts that Pedro Mexia wrote mainly for the weekly Expresso.
Born in Lisbon in 1972, Pedro Mexia has published poetry, chronicle and diary volumes. He wrote for theater, organized literary collections and has collaborations dispersed by the Portuguese media, one of the best known being the Shadow Government program.
He has already passed the direction of the Cinemateca Portuguesa and currently writes for Expresso, coordinates the Tinta-da-China poetry collection and is a consultant for the Culture of the Civil House of the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
"Nothing of Melancholy" (2008), "The world of the living" (2012) and "Library" (2015) are other books of chronicles already published.
Pedro Mexia will receive the prize, worth 12 thousand euros, next 30 in Loulé, whose city council is a partner of the literary award along with the APE.
The jury of the 2018 edition of the award included Carina Infante do Carmo, Isabel Cristina Rodrigues and Liberto Cruz.
Before Pedro Mexia, the Grand Prize for Chronicle and Dispersed Literary distinguished José Tolentino Mendonça, Rui Cardoso Martins and Mário Cláudio.