Fernando José Branco Pinto do Amaral is a poet, literary critic and university teacher.
He holds a Ph.D. in Portuguese Literature. Since 1987 he teaches at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon and is currently Professor of Romance Literatures.
He translated into Portuguese Les Fleurs du Mal from Baudelaire, Poèmes Saturniens from Verlaine and all Jorge Luis Borges’ poetry.
As well as having published essays, a novel and short stories, he collaborated in several literary magazines and newspapers. His poetry collections include, among other titles, Poesia Reunida (2000), Pena Suspensa (2004), A Luz da Madrugada, (2007). His most recent novel is O Segredo de Leonardo Volpi (Dom Quixote, 2009) .