An artist, author, illustrator and teacher, Fernando Vilela (São Paulo, 1973) received his BA in Fine Arts from the State University of Campinas and his MA from the University of São Paulo. As a fine artist, he works with engraving, painting and photography, frequently showing his works in Brazil and abroad (Belgium, France, USA and Mexico). Among his individual exhibitions, those that took place in 2012 stand out, in the São Paulo State Pinacoteca and in the Virgilio Gallery. In addition, he has works in private collections and in institutions such as the New York MoMA. Having participated in the publishing of more than 60 books, as an author and/or illustrator, he has won countless awards, in Brazil and internationally, winning, for example, the Jabuti Award (2007), and the Bologna Ragazzi Award (2007), both as author and illustrator of the book “Lampião and Lancelote” (Cosac & Naify, 2006). In 2012, the book he illustrated “Simbá, o marujo” (also edited by Cosac & Naify), written by Stela Barbieri won the best book of the year prize, in the “re-tell” category, from FNLIJ – the National Children’s and Youth’s Book Foundation. Fernando lives in the State of São Paulo, where he was born.