Daniel Munduruku


Daniel Munduruku is an indigenous writer from the Munduruku nation; he has a Ph.D. in Education from Universidade de São Paulo, with a dissertation related to the Brazilian Indigenous Movement. He is director of the UKA Institute - Casa dos Saberes Ancestrais [The House of Ancient Knowledge]. In 2006 the Brazilian government recognized his work with the Ordem do Mérito Cultural, and in 2013 with the Ordem Grã-Cruz, the highest honor awarded to a Brazilian. He received several awards for his work, including the Jabuti Prize (BR) and Honorable Mention in the UNESCO Prize for Children's and Young People's Literature in the Service of Tolerance. He has published fifty books, all of them related to the Indigenous peoples of Brazil. He is our writer-in-residence.