The writer Joyce Cavalccante is the creator and current president of REBRA , the Brazilian Women Writers' Net. She is also director of RELAT- the Latin America Women Writers' Net. Although she always felt greatly attracted to the quietness of her study, a nice place to write her longs novels during the small hours, she knows the great difficulties that Brazilian women writers have to go through, especially beginners, when trying to make themselves known and to have their talent recognized in an ever shrinking publishing market. To try finding solutions for these problems, she created the Brazilian Women Writers' Net, an association that will strive to help Brazilian women make their literary work well known throughout Brazil and the world.
Joyce Cavalccante was born in Fortaleza, Ceará and has lived in São Paulo for the last two decades. She's a journalist, novelist, storyteller, chronicler and lecturer. She has published seven fiction books and has taken part of eight short story anthologies with other fellow writers. She has systematically written in newspapers and magazines, publishing stories, articles and reviews and has made lectures about the Brazilian female literature in universities either abroad or at home.
She received, in 1979 and 1980, two consecutive prizes in the Erotic Story Contest organized by "Status Magazine", published by Editora Três, in São Paulo, with "ESTÓRIA DE UM CORPO DE MENINA" ("THE STORY OF A GIRL'S BODY") and "LUTA LIVRE" ("CATCH AS CATCH CAN"), respectively. In 1993, she received the prize awarded by APCA - Associação Paulista de Críticos de Arte (Art Critics Association of São Paulo) for best fiction, for her novel "INIMIGAS ÍNTIMAS" ("INTIMATE ENEMIES").
Nowadays, she is dedicating herself to write a saga about the Brazilian Northeastern population, starting in 1954 until 2004: this novel is part of a tetralogy called "O CORAÇÃO DOS OUTROS NÃO É TERRA QUE SE PISE" ("NO ONE'S HEART IS LAND TO BE TREAD ON"), begun with "INIMIGAS ÍNTIMAS" (Intimate Enemies) and followed by "O CÃO CHUPANDO MANGA" ("THE DEVIL SUCKING MANGO"). See more details. Above all, she thinks literature to be a privilege. That's why she carries on with such enthusiasm.
1.01 — DE DENTRO PARA FORA ( FROM WITHIN OUTWARD) - Editora Referência - SP - 1978 - Novel.
1.02 — COSTELA DE EVA (EVE’S RIB) - Global Editora - SP - 1980 - Novel.
1.03 — LIVRE & OBJETO (FREE & OBJECT) - Massao Ohno Publisher - SP - 1980 - Prose poems.
1.04 — O DISCURSO DA MULHER ABSURDA ( DISCOURSE OF THE ABSURD WOMAN) - Global Editora - SP - 1985 - 2nd edition - Editora Maltese - SP - 1994. Stories.
1.05 — RETALHOS MÍSTICOS (MYSTIC FRAGMENTS) - John Dôo Publisher - SP - 1988 - Album of serigraphs and poems in partnership with artist Elvio Becheroni. Bilingual text in English and Portuguese.
1.06 — INIMIGAS ÍNTIMAS (INTIMATE ENEMIES) - Editora Maltese - SP - 1st edition, 1993/ 2nd edition - Editora Maltese - SP - 1994/ New Edition - iUniverse publiisher - NYC. - 1st edition 2000 .Novel.
1.07 — O CÃO CHUPANDO MANGA (THE DEVIL SUCKING MANGO) - Editora Bertrand Brasil - RIO - 2001 - Novel.
2.01 — CONTOS PIRANDELIANOS (PIRANDELLIAN SHORT STORIES) - Editora Brasiliense - SP - 1985 - Anthology with fellow authors; among them: Ignácio de Loyola Brandão, Mário Prata and Caio Fernando Abreu.
2.02 — O OUTRO LADO DO OLHAR (THE OTHER SIDE OF THE GLANCE) - Verano Editora - Brasília - 1988 - Anthology with fellow women writers; among them: Samira Abrahão and Beatriz Alcântara.
2.03 — CONTOS PAULISTAS (STORIES FROM SAO PAULO) - Editora Mercado Aberto - Porto Alegre - 1988 - Anthology with fellow authors; among them: Lygia Fagundes Telles, Marcos Rey, Roberto Schwarz, Ignácio de Loyola Brandão and Sílvio Fiorani.
2.04 — ANTOLOGIA DO CONTO CEARENSE (STORY ANTHOLOGY IN CEARÁ) - Edições Tukano - Fortaleza - 1990 - Anthology with fellow authors; among them: Artur Eduardo Benevides, Moreira Campos; foreword by Rachel de Queiroz.
2.05 — CONTRA LAMÚRIA, Ano 20, (CRYKILLER, 20 Years) 1974/1994 - Casa Pindaíba - São Paulo - 1994 - Anthology celebrating 20 years of literary life of the Pindaíba group.
2.06 — O TALENTO CEARENSE EM CONTOS (STORY TALENT IN CEARÁ) - Editora Maltese/Secretaria de Cultura do Estado do Ceará - São Paulo - 1996 - Anthology with fellow authors.
2.07 — LETRAS AO SOL (LETTERS UNDER THE SUN) - Edições Fundação Demócrito Rocha -Fortaleza - 1996 - Anthology with fellow authors from Ceará, organized by Oswald Barroso and Alexandre Barbalho.