Murilo Melo Filho

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Murilo Melo Filho
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BornOctober 13, 1928
DiedMay 27, 2020
Education Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
OccupationAuthor, journalist, politician

Murilo Melo Filho (13 October 1928 - 27 May 2020) was a Brazilian author, journalist and politician. [1] He was a member of the Academia Brasileira de Letras, an elite group of 40 writers and poets similar to France's Académie Française, occupying Chair no 20, [2] in succession to Aurélio de Lira Tavares. He was also a member of the regional Academia Norte-Riograndense de Letras, occupying Chair no 19. He was a member of the administrative council of the Associação Brasileira de Imprensa (the Brazilian Press Association) [3]

He was born in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, the son of Murilo Melo e de Hermínia de Freitas Melo. He worked on A República, a periodical published in his home town. From 1952 to 1958 he worked on the Tribuna da Imprensa under Carlos Lacerda. [4]

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  2. Arnaldo Niskier (17 June 2013). Memórias de um sobrevivente. Nova Fronteira. p. 316. ISBN   978-85-209-3554-5.
  3. "Murilo Melo Filho, membro da ABL, morre no Rio aos 91 anos". Globo. May 27, 2020. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  4. John W. F. Dulles (1 January 1991). Carlos Lacerda, Brazilian Crusader: The years 1914-1960. University of Texas Press. p. 112. ISBN   978-0-292-71125-9.